minisatellite

noun

mini·​sat·​el·​lite -ˈsat-ᵊl-ˌīt How to pronounce minisatellite (audio)
: 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

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“Minisatellite.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/minisatellite. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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