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Medical Term:

hinge region

 

Definition:

  1. that part of a tRNA structure that is deformed, bending a “cloverleaf” (two-dimensional) model to form an “L” model (crystal form, as seen by electron microscopy);
  2. in an immunoglobulin, a short sequence of amino acids that lies between two longer sequences and allows the latter to bend about the former.
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