Definition of Okazaki in English:

Okazaki

noun

  • Attributive Designating the segments of DNA formed as intermediates in the discontinuous replication of the lagging strand during the replication of double-stranded DNA.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Scientific American. From the name of Reiji Okazaki, Japanese molecular biologist, leader of the research team that first described the fragments in 1968.

Pronunciation

Okazaki

/ˌɒkəˈzɑːki//ˌəʊkəˈzɑːki/