molecular knife


noun

a segment of genetic material that inhibits the reproduction of the AIDS virus by breaking up specific areas of the virus's genes.

Nearby words

  1. molecular disease,
  2. molecular distillation,
  3. molecular film,
  4. molecular formula,
  5. molecular genetics,
  6. molecular layer of cerebellar cortex,
  7. molecular medicine,
  8. molecular movement,
  9. molecular orbital,
  10. molecular rotation

Origin of molecular knife

An Americanism dating back to 1990–95

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