: the process that occurs chiefly in eukaryotic nuclei by which introns in an RNA transcript are removed and exons are joined to form functional messenger RNA
also : gene-splicing

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“Splicing.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/splicing. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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