recombinant DNA

noun

Definition of recombinant DNA

: genetically engineered DNA usually incorporating DNA from more than one species of organism

First Known Use of recombinant DNA

1961, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of recombinant DNA was in 1961

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“Recombinant DNA.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recombinant%20DNA. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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recombinant DNA

noun

Medical Definition of recombinant DNA

: genetically engineered DNA usually incorporating DNA from more than one species of organism

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