restriction site

noun Biochemistry.

the place on a DNA molecule where a restriction enzyme acts.

Nearby words

  1. restriction enzyme,
  2. restriction enzymes,
  3. restriction fragment,
  4. restriction fragment length polymorphism,
  5. restriction play,
  6. restriction-site polymorphism,
  7. restrictionism,
  8. restrictive,
  9. restrictive clause,
  10. restrictive covenant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for restriction site

restriction site


A site in a DNA segment in which the bordering bases are vulnerable to restriction enzymes.cleavage site

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