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cDNA

noun \ˈsē-ˌdē-(ˌ)en-ˈā, ˌsē-\

Definition of CDNA

:  a DNA that is complementary to a given RNA which serves as a template for synthesis of the DNA in the presence of reverse transcriptase

Origin of CDNA

complementary
First Known Use: 1973

cDNA

noun \ˈsē-ˌdē-ˌen-ˌā\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CDNA

:  a DNA that is complementary to a given RNA which serves as a template for synthesis of the DNA in the presence of reverse transcriptase—called also complementary DNA

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