noun Genetics, Biotechnology.
a single-stranded end of DNA or RNA having a nucleotide base sequence complementary to that of another strand, enabling the two strands to be connected by base pairing: produced in the laboratory with the use of restriction enzymes for genetic engineering purposes.
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Origin of sticky end
First recorded in 1970–75
Words nearby sticky end
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British Dictionary definitions for sticky end
informal an unpleasant finish or death (esp in the phrase come to or meet a sticky end)
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