[kom-pluh-muh n-tey-shuh n]
Genetics. the occurrence of a wild-type phenotype when two closely related, interacting mutant genes are expressed in the same cell.
cooperation in lowering tariffs to permit the movement of components among different countries when it is more profitable for each country to produce parts of a product than the whole.
Compliment vs. ComplementCompliment and complement are commonly confused terms because they’re pronounced alike and originally shared some meanings. But over time, they’ve become separate words with entirely different definitions. What does complement mean? Complement with an E is the older of the two terms. Its noun sense has been around in English since the 1300s. The term derives from the Latin complēmentum, meaning “something that completes.” So, that means if …
Running, Jumping, and Playing with GerundsA gerund is a verb form that ends in -ing and functions as a noun or object in a sentence or phrase. Though a gerund may look like a verb, it doesn’t behave like one in a sentence. A gerund can act as the subject of a sentence, as the object of a preposition, or as the object of a verb. When a gerund has …
- complementary gene,
- complementary hypertrophy,
- complementary medicine,
- complementary strand,
- complementary wavelength,
- complete antibody,
- complete antigen
Origin of complementation
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Contradictions must be annulled by complementation, with resultant increasing coherence in ascending stages.
the act or process of forming a complement
genetics the combination of two homologous chromosomes, each with a different recessive mutant gene, in a single cell to produce a normal phenotype. The deficiency of one homologue is supplied by the normal allele of the other
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Functional interaction between two defective viruses permitting replication under conditions inhibitory to the single virus.
Interaction between two genetic units, one or both of which are defective, permitting the organism containing these units to function normally, whereas it could not do so if one unit were absent.
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