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recombinant DNA

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noun Genetics.
  1. DNA in which one or more segments or genes have been inserted, either naturally or by laboratory manipulation, from a different molecule or from another part of the same molecule, resulting in a new genetic combination.
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Origin of recombinant DNA

First recorded in 1970–75
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British Dictionary definitions for recombinant dna

recombinant DNA

noun
  1. DNA molecules that are extracted from different sources and chemically joined together; for example DNA comprising an animal gene may be recombined with DNA from a bacterium
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recombinant dna in Medicine

recombinant DNA

n.
  1. Genetically engineered DNA prepared by transplanting or splicing one or more segments of DNA into the chromosomes of an organism from a different species. Such DNA becomes part of the host's genetic makeup and is replicated.
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recombinant DNA

[rē-kŏmbə-nənt]
  1. A form of DNA produced by combining genetic material from two or more different sources by means of genetic engineering. Recombinant DNA can be used to change the genetic makeup of a cell, as in adding a gene to make a bacterial cell produce insulin.
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