Definition of retroelement in English:

retroelement

Line breaks: retro|ele¦ment

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noun

Biochemistry
  • A sequence of DNA in a chromosome that arose by the copying of an RNA virus into DNA by reverse transcriptase and integration of the DNA copy into the chromosome.

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