ret·​ro·​trans·​po·​son -ˌtran(t)s-ˈpō-ˌzän How to pronounce retrotransposon (audio)
: a transposable element that undergoes transposition from one place to another in the genome of a cell by forming an intermediate RNA transcript from which a copy of the DNA of the transposable element is made using a reverse transcriptase and inserted into the genome at a new location

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“Retrotransposon.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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