- Linear arrangement of multiple copies of short repeated DNA sequences that
vary in length and are highly polymorphic, making them useful as markers
in linkage analysis
Definition from: GeneReviews
from the University of Washington and the National Center for Biotechnology Information
- A tandem repeat from a single genetic locus in which the number of repeated DNA segments varies from individual to individual and is used for identification purposes (as in DNA fingerprinting).
Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary by Merriam-Webster Inc.
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.