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  • oligo


Polymers made up of a few (2-20) nucleotides. In molecular genetics, they refer to a short sequence synthesized to match a region where a mutation is known to occur, and then used as a probe (oligonucleotide probes). (Dorland, 28th ed)

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See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

Published: October 5, 2015