Definition of complementary DNA in English:

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complementary DNA

noun

Biochemistry
Synthetic DNA in which the sequence of bases is complementary to that of a given example of DNA.
Example sentences
  • A DNA sequence is amplified from genomic DNA or cDNA using a high fidelity polymerase.
  • Genomic and cDNA sequences are presented at the top and at the bottom, respectively.
  • We observed an accumulation of cDNA loci near the centromere for seven chromosomes.

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Syllabification: com·ple·men·ta·ry DNA

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