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.
When Does Summer Really End?So when the rest and relaxation is shooed away for cooler days and the start of school, it’s easy to forget that the summer season is far from over.
Origin of sticky end
First recorded in 1970–75
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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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