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Definition of Megabase

Megabase: Unit of length for DNA fragments that is equal to 1 million nucleotides. A megabase (Mb) is roughly equal to 1 centiMorgan (cM).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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