recombinant

[ree-kom-buh-nuhnt] Genetics.
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:
1940–45; re- + combine + -ant

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recombinant (riːˈkɒmbɪnənt)
 
adj
1.  produced by the combining of genetic material from more than one origin
 
n
2.  a chromosome, cell, organism, etc, the genetic makeup of which results from recombination

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recombinant
1942, from recombine (v.), from re- "back, again" + combine (q.v.).
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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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He discovered the patterns and importance of recombinant recessive and dominant traits.
Recombinant aat is used to prevent lung disease due to aat deficiency.
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