from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A segment of DNA that is capable of independently replicating itself and inserting the copy into a new position within the same or another chromosome or plasmid.
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- n. a segment of DNA that can move to a different position within a genome
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- n. a segment of DNA that can become integrated at many different sites along a chromosome (especially a segment of bacterial DNA that can be translocated as a whole)
transpos(ition) + -on1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)