heteroduplex

noun
het·​ero·​du·​plex | \ ˌhe-tə-rō-ˈdü-ˌpleks How to pronounce heteroduplex (audio) , -ˈdyü-\

Definition of heteroduplex

: a nucleic-acid molecule (such as DNA) composed of two chains with each derived from a different parent molecule

Other Words from heteroduplex

heteroduplex adjective

First Known Use of heteroduplex

1962, in the meaning defined above

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heteroduplex

noun
het·​ero·​du·​plex | \ ˌhet-ə-rō-ˈd(y)ü-ˌpleks How to pronounce heteroduplex (audio) \

Medical Definition of heteroduplex

: a nucleic-acid molecule (as DNA) composed of two chains with each derived from a different parent molecule

Other Words from heteroduplex

heteroduplex adjective

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