cDNA

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noun \ˈsē-ˌdē-(ˌ)en-ˈā, ˌsē-\

Definition of cDNA

  1. :  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 and Etymology of cdna

complementary


First Known Use: 1973


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cDNA

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noun \ˈsē-ˌdē-ˌen-ˌā\

Medical Definition of cDNA

  1. :  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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