Medical Dictionary

minisatellite

play
noun mini·sat·el·lite \-ˈsat-əl-ˌīt\

Medical Definition of minisatellite

  1. :  any of numerous DNA segments located mainly near the ends of chromosomes that consist of repeating sequences of at least five but usually not more than 100 nucleotides and that are useful in DNA fingerprinting—compare microsatellite


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up minisatellite? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

clearly seen through or understood

Get Word of the Day daily email!