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recombinant

[ree-kom-buh-nuh nt]Genetics.
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adjective
  1. of or resulting from new combinations of genetic material: recombinant cells.
noun
  1. a cell or organism whose genetic complement results from recombination.
  2. the genetic material produced when segments of DNA from different sources are joined to produce recombinant DNA.

Origin of recombinant

First recorded in 1940–45; re- + combine + -ant
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British Dictionary definitions for recombinant

recombinant

adjective
  1. produced by the combining of genetic material from more than one origin
noun
  1. a chromosome, cell, organism, etc, the genetic makeup of which results from recombination
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Word Origin and History for recombinant

adj.

1942, from recombine + -ant.

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recombinant in Medicine

recombinant

(rē-kŏmbə-nənt)
n.
  1. An organism or a cell in which genetic recombination has taken place.
  2. Genetic material produced by splicing genes.
adj.
  1. Formed by or showing recombination, as a chromosome.
  2. Relating to recombinant DNA.
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