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

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recombinant noun

Examples of recombinant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The vaccine relies on what is called recombinant nanoparticle technology and Novavax's adjuvant, called Matrix-M, to stimulate an immune response. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, 14 June 2021 Vaxart, which focuses on oral recombinant vaccines, is targeting a Covid-19 vaccine that can be administered via tablets, eliminating the need for an injection, while being stored at room temperatures. Trefis Team, Forbes, 9 Mar. 2021 In a Twitter thread, Mr. Amin offered another example: In the 1980s, Merck and GlaxoSmithKline had developed recombinant hepatitis B vaccines and held a monopoly with more than 90 patents covering manufacturing processes. New York Times, 3 May 2021 Vaxart, which focuses on oral recombinant vaccines, is targeting a Covid-19 vaccine that can be administered via tablets, eliminating the need for an injection, while being stored at room temperatures. Trefis Team, Forbes, 9 Mar. 2021 The vaccine relies on what is called recombinant nanoparticle technology and Novavax's adjuvant, called Matrix-M, to stimulate an immune response and stimulate high levels of neutralizing antibodies. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, 1 Apr. 2021 Vaxart, which focuses on oral recombinant vaccines, is targeting a Covid-19 vaccine that can be administered via tablets, eliminating the need for an injection, while being stored at room temperatures. Trefis Team, Forbes, 9 Mar. 2021 Novavax calls it a recombinant nanoparticle vaccine, and its production involves infecting moth cells with an insect virus that’s been modified to include the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein gene. David Meyer, Fortune, 8 May 2021 Vaxart, which focuses on oral recombinant vaccines, is targeting a Covid-19 vaccine that can be administered via tablets, eliminating the need for an injection, while being stored at room temperatures. Trefis Team, Forbes, 9 Mar. 2021

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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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18 Jun 2021

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“Recombinant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recombinant. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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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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