from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Genetics A hybrid vector that has been spliced with plasmid DNA for cloning large genes or gene fragments.
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- n. A type of plasmid (often used as a cloning vector) constructed by the insertion of cos sequences, which are DNA sequences of the lambda phage.
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- n. (genetics) a large vector that is made from a bacteriophage and used to clone genes or gene fragments
Blend of cos (sequence), sequence of DNA allowing the cosmid to form as a circle (short for cohesive ends) and plasmid.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Blend of cos and plasmid (Wiktionary)