Okazaki fragment

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Etymology[edit]

Named after Japanese molecular biologist Reiji Okazaki (1930–1975), the leader of its discoverers in the 1960s.

Noun[edit]

Okazaki fragment (plural Okazaki fragments)

  1. (genetics, often in the plural) One of many short, newly synthesized DNA fragments formed on the lagging template strand during DNA replication.

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