- A group of overlapping clones representing regions of the genome; the contiguous sequence of DNA created by assembling these overlapping chromosome fragments.
Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- Group of cloned (copied) pieces of DNA representing overlapping regions of a particular chromosome.
Definition from: Human Genome Project Information
at the U.S. Department of Energy
- A contig--from the word "contiguous"--is a series of overlapping DNA sequences used to make a physical map that reconstructs the original DNA sequence of a chromosome or a region of a chromosome. A contig can also refer to one of the DNA sequences used in making such a map.
Definition from: Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms from the National Human Genome Research Institute
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.