- of or resulting from new combinations of genetic material: recombinant cells.
- a cell or organism whose genetic complement results from recombination.
- the genetic material produced when segments of DNA from different sources are joined to produce recombinant DNA.
Origin of recombinant
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- produced by the combining of genetic material from more than one origin
- a chromosome, cell, organism, etc, the genetic makeup of which results from recombination
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Word Origin and History for recombinant
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- An organism or a cell in which genetic recombination has taken place.
- Genetic material produced by splicing genes.
- Formed by or showing recombination, as a chromosome.
- Relating to recombinant DNA.
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