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pal·in·drome  audio  (pln-drm) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. A word, phrase, verse, or sentence that reads the same backward or forward. For example: A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!
  2. A segment of double-stranded DNA in which the nucleotide sequence of one strand reads in reverse order to that of the complementary strand.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek palindromos, running back again, recurring : palin, again; see kwel-1 in Indo-European roots + dromos, a running

OTHER FORMS:
palin·dromic  (-drmk, -drmk) KEY (Adjective)


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