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tel•o•mere  (telə mēr′, tēlə-),USA pronunciation n. 
  • Geneticsthe segment of DNA that occurs at the ends of chromosomes.
    • 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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