WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
tel•o•mere  (telə mēr′, tēlə-), 
n. 
Geneticsthe segment of DNA that occurs at the ends of chromosomes.
Etymology:1935–40


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

telomere /ˈtɛləˌmɪə/ n
  1. either of the ends of a chromosome
Etymology: 20th Century: from Greek telos end + meros part



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