recombinant

adjective
re·​com·​bi·​nant | \(ˌ)rē-ˈkäm-bə-nənt \

Definition of recombinant 

1 : relating to or exhibiting genetic recombination recombinant progeny

2a : relating to or containing genetically engineered DNA

b : produced by genetic engineering recombinant bovine growth hormone

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The Pfenex technology is a proprietary method of making proteins through recombinant genetic technology. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Pfenex raises $39.4M for osteoporosis drug," 29 May 2018 Heberprot-P, which contains recombinant human epidural growth factor (EGF), is injected deep into the wound and essentially creates a non-diabetic micro-environment in the foot that aids in healing. Mimi Whitefield, miamiherald, "Cuba exports medicine to dozens of countries. It would like the U.S. to be one of them," 14 Dec. 2017 Altimmune is developing immunotherapy drugs, such as a recombinant flu vaccine administered nasally, a treatment for hepatitis B, and an anthrax vaccine. Sarah Gantz, baltimoresun.com, "Altimmune moving to new headquarters," 22 Aug. 2017 The next step was to place both the phosphotyrosine and the analog at specific sites in recombinant proteins, by swapping out a codon. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Scripps, Salk scientists independently make key biological advance," 12 June 2017 In 1975, Paul Berg, a Stanford biochemistry professor, convened what came to be known as the Asilomar Conference to establish safeguards and prohibitions on the conduct of what then was cutting-edge biomedical research — recombinant DNA technology. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, New York Times, "Tinkers and Tailors: Three Books Look to the Biomedical Frontier," 16 Mar. 2017 In the study, the scientists traced back a single peptide using recombinant DNA techniques. Nick Stockton, Wired News, "The Secret History of Spider Venom's Paralytic Power," 11 June 2015 Collage, montage and the quick-and-dirty efficiency of recombinant forms are driven by the romantic, Robin Hood-like efforts of the copyleft movement. Bruce Sterling, WIRED, "Vernacular Video," 28 Jan. 2007

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1940, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of recombinant was in 1940

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recombinant

adjective
re·​com·​bi·​nant | \(ˈ)rē-ˈkäm-bə-nənt \

Medical Definition of recombinant 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : relating to or exhibiting genetic recombination recombinant progeny

2a : relating to or containing genetically engineered DNA

b : produced by genetic engineering recombinant bovine growth hormone

recombinant

noun

Medical Definition of recombinant (Entry 2 of 2)

: an individual exhibiting recombination

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