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palindrome

Term: palindrome

Literally meaning: back to road”

Origin: Anc Greek
πάλιν/palin(=back, again) > πάλαι/pale(=previously, beforetime)
+δρόμος/dromos(= road, street) >δέδρομα/dedroma(=past perfect of verb “τρέχω”.

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Definition
  1. Palindrome is a word, phrase,  number, or other sequence of units that can be read the same way in either direction
  2. (molecular biology) Palindrome is a sequence that reads the same forwards and backwards. Some enzymes (restriction enzymes) have the ability to recognise palindromes and cut DNA-sequences at these specific sites

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