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Pronunciation: min-e-hel'iks

Definition: A motif found in RNA molecules, consisting of a structural cis-acting export element that comprises a double stranded stem (>14 nucleotides) with a base-paired 5' end and a 3-8 nucleotide protruding 3' end.

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