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recombinant

[ree-kom-buh-nuh nt]Genetics.
adjective
  1. of or resulting from new combinations of genetic material: recombinant cells.
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noun
  1. a cell or organism whose genetic complement results from recombination.
  2. the genetic material produced when segments of DNA from different sources are joined to produce recombinant DNA.
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Origin of recombinant

First recorded in 1940–45; re- + combine + -ant
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British Dictionary definitions for recombinant

recombinant

adjective
  1. produced by the combining of genetic material from more than one origin
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noun
  1. a chromosome, cell, organism, etc, the genetic makeup of which results from recombination
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Word Origin and History for recombinant

adj.

1942, from recombine + -ant.

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recombinant in Medicine

recombinant

(rē-kŏmbə-nənt)
n.
  1. An organism or a cell in which genetic recombination has taken place.
  2. Genetic material produced by splicing genes.
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adj.
  1. Formed by or showing recombination, as a chromosome.
  2. Relating to recombinant DNA.
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