(redirected from Palindromic sequence)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.


see anagramanagram
[Gr.,=something read backward], rearrangement of the letters of a word or words to make another word or other words. A famous Latin anagram was an answer made out of a question asked by Pilate.
..... Click the link for more information.



a sentence or verse that can be read, by letters or by words, backward or forward; both readings will make sense and usually will be identical. “Madam, I’m Adam” is an example of an English palindrome.

The artistic quality of a palindrome depends on the structure of a given language. In Russian and other European languages, palindromes usually sound artificial and unintelligible, whereas in Chinese, for instance, many highly artistic poems are palindromes. Examples of Russian palindromes can be found in V. V. Khlebnikov’s narrative poem Razin’s Boat and in works by V. Ia. Briusov, I. L. Sel’vinskii, and A. A. Voznesenskii.


A nucleic acid sequence that is self-complementary.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Unique locks which involve a P6 sequence do not exist because 123321 can be further split into the locked palindromic sequences 131 and 232.
7 letters: SOSORRO (hod) is made of 2 palindromic sequences.
A second palindromic sequence (12321 ) is converted into a Miami sequence (12312 or 21321 ).
Bacterial repetitive extragenic palindromic sequences are DNA targets for insertion sequence elements.
Palindromic Sequences 3P + 4P MANDA 13,1,14,4,1 3P + 5P BLANK 2,12,1,14,11 4P + 3P SIRAH 19,9,18,1,8 3P + 5P NOBLE 14,15,2,12,5 2.
They may be composed of identical letters; be transposals; be alphabetically-consecutive letter sequences; be palindromic sequences or, in the case of the 12-letter hexagon, tautonymic sequences.
This 1-4 6-9 pattern offers the opportunity for palindromic sequences.