Palindromist



[pal-in-drohm] /ˈpæl ɪnˌdroʊm/

noun
1.
a word, line, verse, number, sentence, etc., reading the same backward as forward, as Madam, I’m Adam or Poor Dan is in a droop.
2.
Biochemistry. a region of DNA in which the sequence of nucleotides is identical with an inverted sequence in the complementary strand:
GAATTC is a palindrome of CTTAAG.
/ˈpælɪnˌdrəʊm/
noun
1.
a word or phrase the letters of which, when taken in reverse order, give the same word or phrase, such as able was I ere I saw Elba
n.

“line that reads the same backward and forward,” 1620s, from Greek palindromos “a recurrence,” literally “a running back,” from palin “again, back” (from PIE root *kwel- “move round,” with notion of “revolving; see cycle (n.)) + dromos “a running” (see dromedary). Related: Palindromic.

palindrome pal·in·drome (pāl’ĭn-drōm’)
n.
A segment of double-stranded DNA in which the nucleotide sequence of one strand reads in reverse order to that of the complementary strand.
pal’in·dro’mic (-drō’mĭk, -drŏm’ĭk) adj.

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