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English definition of “recombinant DNA”

recombinant DNA

noun [U]  /riˈkɑm·bə·nənt ˈdiˌenˈei/ us  
biology DNA (= chemical that controls the structure and purpose of cells) that is produced artificially by combining DNA from different organisms or cells
(Definition of recombinant DNA from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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