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VNTR

noun, often attributive \ ˌvē-(ˌ)en-(ˌ)tē-ˈär \

medical Definition of VNTR

: a tandem repeat from a single genetic locus in which the number of repeated DNA segments varies from individual to individual and is used for identification purposes (as in DNA fingerprinting)

Origin and Etymology of vntr

variable number tandem repeat


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