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Medical Term:

Shine-Dalgarno sequence

Pronunciation: shin dal'gahr-no

Definition: a purine-rich, untranslated region of mRNA upstream from the initiation codon in prokaryotes; assists in aligning the mRNA on the ribosome.

[J. Shine, L. Dalgarno]

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