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English definition of “recombinant DNA”

recombinant DNA

noun [U]    /riˈkɑm·bə·nənt ˈdiˌenˈei/
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 noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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