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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British Dictionary definitions for cDNA
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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Medical definitions for cDNA
[ sē′dē′ĕn-ā′ ]
Complementary DNA; single-stranded DNA that is complementary to mRNA in the presence of reverse transcriptase.
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Scientific definitions for cDNA
Abbreviation of complementary DNA
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