Definition of Pribnow box in US English:

Pribnow box

noun

  • A short conserved sequence of DNA nucleotides that occurs in the promoter region of the genes of prokaryotes, and is the part of the gene that interacts directly with RNA polymerase.

Origin

1970s. From the name of David Pribnow (born 1948), U.S. geneticist, who described the sequence + box.

Pronunciation

Pribnow box

/ˈprɪbnəʊ ˌbɒks/