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recombinant

[ree-kom-buh-nuh nt] /riˈkɒm bə nənt/
adjective
1.
of or resulting from new combinations of genetic material:
recombinant cells.
noun
2.
a cell or organism whose genetic complement results from recombination.
3.
the genetic material produced when segments of DNA from different sources are joined to produce recombinant DNA.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; re- + combine + -ant
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Examples for recombinant
  • He discovered the patterns and importance of recombinant recessive and dominant traits.
  • recombinant aat is used to prevent lung disease due to aat deficiency.
British Dictionary definitions for recombinant

recombinant

/riːˈkɒmbɪnənt/
adjective
1.
produced by the combining of genetic material from more than one origin
noun
2.
a chromosome, cell, organism, etc, the genetic makeup of which results from recombination
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Word Origin and History for recombinant
adj.

1942, from recombine + -ant.

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recombinant in Medicine

recombinant re·com·bi·nant (rē-kŏm'bə-nənt)
n.

  1. An organism or a cell in which genetic recombination has taken place.

  2. Genetic material produced by splicing genes.

adj.
  1. Formed by or showing recombination, as a chromosome.

  2. Relating to recombinant DNA.

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