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cDNA

  1. complementary DNA: a DNA molecule that is complementary to a specific messenger RNA.
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Origin of cDNA

First recorded in 1985–90
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cDNA

abbreviation for
  1. complementary DNA; a form of DNA artificially synthesized from a messenger RNA template and used in genetic engineering to produce gene clones
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cdna in Medicine

cDNA

(sēdē′ĕn-ā)
n.
  1. Complementary DNA; single-stranded DNA that is complementary to mRNA in the presence of reverse transcriptase.
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cdna in Science

cDNA

  1. Abbreviation of complementary DNA
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