recombinant

[ ree-kom-buh-nuhnt ]
/ riˈkɒm bə nənt /
Genetics.

adjective

of or resulting from new combinations of genetic material: recombinant cells.

noun

a cell or organism whose genetic complement results from recombination.
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
/ (riːˈkɒmbɪnənt) genetics /

adjective

produced by the combining of genetic material from more than one origin

noun

a chromosome, cell, organism, etc, the genetic makeup of which results from recombination
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Medical definitions for recombinant

recombinant
[ rē-kŏmbə-nənt ]

n.

An organism or a cell in which genetic recombination has taken place.
Genetic material produced by splicing genes.

adj.

Formed by or showing recombination, as a chromosome.
Relating to recombinant DNA.
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