telomere

noun telo·mere \ ˈte-lə-ˌmir , ˈtē- \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of telomere

: the natural end of a eukaryotic chromosome composed of a usually repetitive DNA sequence and serving to stabilize the chromosome

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telomere

noun telo·mere \ ˈtel-ə-ˌmi(ə)r , ˈtēl- \

medical Definition of telomere

: the natural end of a eukaryotic chromosome composed of a usually repetitive DNA sequence and serving to stabilize the chromosome

telomeric

play \ˌtel-ə-ˈmer-ik\ adjective

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