switching site

[swĭchĭng]

n.

Any of the break points in a DNA sequence at which a gene segment unites with another gene segment and causes genetic rearrangement of the sequence, as in the production of the immunoglobulins.

Nearby words

  1. switched-on,
  2. switched-star,
  3. switcheroo,
  4. switchgear,
  5. switchgirl,
  6. switchman,
  7. switchover,
  8. switchyard,
  9. swith,
  10. swither


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