cosmid

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cosmid   (kŏz'mĭd)  Pronunciation Key 
A hybrid vector that has been spliced with plasmid DNA for cloning large pieces of DNA.
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cosmid

noun
(genetics) a large vector that is made from a bacteriophage and used to clone genes or gene fragments 
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