often attributive
: 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)

Word History


variable number tandem repeat

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“VNTR.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/VNTR. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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