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Either of the sections of DNA occurring at the ends of a chromosome.
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(Genetics) genetics either of the ends of a chromosome
[C20: from Greek telos end + meros part]
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tel•o•mere(ˈtɛl əˌmɪər, ˈti lə-)
the segment of DNA that occurs at the ends of chromosomes.
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|Noun||1.||telomere - either (free) end of a eukaryotic chromosome; "telomeres act as caps to keep the sticky ends of chromosomes from randomly clumping together"|
chromosome - a threadlike strand of DNA in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order; "humans have 22 chromosome pairs plus two sex chromosomes"
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