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hypervariable minisatellite[‚hī·pər′ver·ē·ə·bəl ¦min·ē′sad·əl‚īt]
One of a number of tandem repetitive regions of deoxyribonucleic acid dispersed throughout the human and other genomes that display polymorphism associated with the allelic variation in the number of repetitive copies of each minisatellite.
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