long interspersed elements

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long in·ter·spers·ed el·e·ments (LINES),

long repetitive sequences in DNA with terminal repeats seen in human and mouse DNA.
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One group of these mobile elements consists of short interspersed elements, or SINEs; long interspersed elements, or LINEs, form another.
Differential inhibition of long interspersed element 1 by APOBEC3 does not correlate with high-molecular mass-complex formation or P-body association.