recombinant

adjective
re·​com·​bi·​nant | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈkäm-bə-nənt How to pronounce recombinant (audio) \

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

Other Words from recombinant

recombinant noun

Examples of recombinant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In fact, the AS01B adjuvant in the Shingrix vaccine (the recombinant herpes zoster vaccine to prevent Shingles) includes QS-21, which is also extracted from the Chilean soapbark tree. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 15 July 2022 The newer shingles vaccine, a two-dose recombinant vaccine with the brand name Shingrix, became available in 2017 and is very effective. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 7 June 2022 The city may need further genomic investigation to determine whether a new variant or the recombinant XE variant is at play. Manavi Kapur, Quartz, 18 Apr. 2022 So far, no cases of the recombinant variant have been reported in any other country, including the United States. Mary Kekatos, ABC News, 5 Apr. 2022 As a mix of two existing variants, XE is what’s called a recombinant virus. Gabriela Miranda, USA TODAY, 7 Apr. 2022 In her Ellie Rush mysteries, Naomi Hirahara incorporates the contemporary city, with its light rail and recombinant downtown — among the earliest Los Angeles fiction to do so. David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2022 Novavax and Corbevax recently produced inexpensive vaccines that rely on recombinant protein technology to mimic spike proteins. The Week Staff, The Week, 27 Feb. 2022 In the 1970s and 1980s, the pharmaceutical and biomedical science industries were transformed by the recombinant-DNA revolution that relied on the manipulation of microbes and gain-of-function experiments. Victor Dirita, STAT, 25 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of recombinant

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recombinant. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for recombinant

recombinant

adjective
re·​com·​bi·​nant | \ (ˈ)rē-ˈkäm-bə-nənt How to pronounce recombinant (audio) \

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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