transposon

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noun trans·po·son \tran(t)s-ˈpō-zän\

Definition of transposon

  1. :  a transposable element especially when it contains genetic material controlling functions other than those related to its relocation

Origin and Etymology of transposon

transpose + 2-on


First Known Use: 1974


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transposon

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noun trans·po·son \ˌtran(t)s-ˈpō-ˌzän\

Medical Definition of transposon

  1. :  a transposable element especially when it contains genetic material controlling functions other than those related to its relocation


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