Definition of colinear in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkōˈlinēər/
(also collinear)


Lying in the same straight line or linear sequence.
Example sentences
  • These mutants have amino acid changes in two distinct regions of Gal 80p, clearly pointing toward regions of different structural fragility within Gal 80p that appear to be colinear with primary sequence.
  • Direct sequencing of this fragment showed that it was colinear with the genomic sequence of PMCHL1, indicating that it corresponded to unspliced transcripts of that gene (not shown).
  • All pairwise sequence alignments were colinear, that is, blocks were sequential in nucleotide position for each taxon and were nonoverlapping.

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Syllabification: co·lin·e·ar

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