Definition of splice
- spliced a human gene for insulin into a bacterium
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First Known Use: circa 1525See Words from the same year
: to join ropes, wires, etc., by weaving or twisting them together
: to join (pieces of film, magnetic tape, etc.) by connecting their ends together
: the place where two things (such as two pieces of rope or film) have been joined by being spliced together
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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