cDNA

noun
\ ˈsē-ˌdē-(ˌ)en-ˈā How to pronounce cDNA (audio) , 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

First Known Use of cDNA

1973, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cDNA

complementary

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“CDNA.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cDNA. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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cDNA

noun
\ ˈsē-ˌdē-ˌen-ˌā How to pronounce cDNA (audio) \

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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