Definition of minisatellite in English:

minisatellite

noun

Genetics
  • Any segment of DNA consisting of a short sequence of nucleotides (typically 10 to 60 base pairs) repeated several to many times. Compare "microsatellite", "satellite".

Origin

1980s. From mini- + satellite. Compare earlier microsatellite.

Pronunciation

minisatellite

/ˌmɪnɪˈsatəlʌɪt//ˌmɪnɪˈsat(ə)lʌɪt/