transposable element

noun

Definition of transposable element

: a segment of genetic material that is capable of changing its location in the genome or in some bacteria of undergoing transfer between an extrachromosomal plasmid and a chromosome

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1979

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transposable element

noun

medical Definition of transposable element

: a segment of genetic material that is capable of changing its location in the genome or that in some bacteria is capable of undergoing transfer between an extrachromosomal plasmid and a chromosome called also transposable genetic element

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