Fragile site



fragile site frag·ile site (frāj’əl)
n.
A nonstaining gap at a specific point on a chromosome that usually involves both chromatids and always appears at exactly the same point on chromosomes of different cells from an individual or kindred.

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    fragile X-chromosome n. An X-chromosome with a fragile site near the end of the long arm, resulting in the appearance of an almost detached fragment.

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    [fraj-uh l; British fraj-ahyl] /ˈfrædʒ əl; British ˈfrædʒ aɪl/ adjective 1. easily broken, shattered, or damaged; delicate; brittle; frail: a fragile ceramic container; a very fragile alliance. 2. vulnerably delicate, as in appearance: She has a fragile beauty. 3. lacking in substance or force; flimsy: a fragile excuse. /ˈfrædʒaɪl/ adjective 1. able to be broken […]



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    [fraj-uh l; British fraj-ahyl] /ˈfrædʒ əl; British ˈfrædʒ aɪl/ adjective 1. easily broken, shattered, or damaged; delicate; brittle; frail: a fragile ceramic container; a very fragile alliance. 2. vulnerably delicate, as in appearance: She has a fragile beauty. 3. lacking in substance or force; flimsy: a fragile excuse. /ˈfrædʒaɪl/ adjective 1. able to be broken […]

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