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colinearity

Pronunciation: kol'in-e-ar'i-te

Definition:

  1. Lying in a straight line.
  2. The phenomenon that the orderings of the corresponding elements of DNA, the RNA transcribed from it, and the amino acid sequence translated from the RNA are identical.

[L. collineo, to direct in a straight line]

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