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OCTA

Pronunciation: ok'ta

Definition: An eight–base-pair sequence in DNA that has a regulatory role; for example, if it is artificially appended to a gene, it will cause that gene to be preferentially expressed in cells of the ß-lymphocyte lineage.

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