complementation

noun
com·​ple·​men·​ta·​tion | \ˌkäm-plə-(ˌ)men-ˈtā-shən, -mən-\

Definition of complementation 

1 : the operation of determining the complement of a mathematical set

2 : production of normal phenotype in an individual heterozygous for two closely related mutations with one on each homologous chromosome and at a slightly different position

First Known Use of complementation

1942, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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complementation

noun
com·​ple·​men·​ta·​tion | \ˌkäm-plə-(ˌ)men-ˈtā-shən, -mən- \

Medical Definition of complementation 

1 : the formation of neutral colors from complementary colors

2 : production of normal phenotype in an individual heterozygous for two closely related mutations with one on each homologous chromosome and at a slightly different position

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