Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An organism or cell in which genetic recombination has taken place.
  • n. Material produced by genetic engineering.
  • adj. Formed by or showing recombination: a recombinant chromosome.
  • adj. Of or relating to recombinant DNA: recombinant fragments; recombinant technology.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Referring to something formed by combining existing elements in a new combination. Especially in the phrase recombinant DNA referring to an organism created in the lab by adding DNA from another species.
  • n. An organism, cell, or haplotype formed by genetic recombination.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to recombinant DNA
  • n. a cell or organism in which genetic recombination has occurred

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Examples

  • Ever fascinated by the new computing and biological technologies he helped foster in his first go-round as governor (when Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, Intel co-founder Bob Noyce, and Silicon Valley marketing guru Regis McKenna served in his administration) -- in which shifting computing paradigms and recombinant DNA played the leading edge of the change -- Brown has always been fascinated by what I call recombinant ideologies.

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  • Ever fascinated by the new computer and biological technologies he helped foster in his first go-round as California's youngest elected governor, in which shifting computing paradigms and recombinant DNA played the leading edge of the change, Brown has always been fascinated by what I call recombinant ideologies.

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  • Base sequence determinations are essential steps in recombinant-DNA technology, which is the rationale for Gilbert and Sanger sharing the prize with Berg.

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  • Xigris is known as a recombinant form of activated protein C.

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  • I spent a great deal of time with Tom Maniatis, who pioneered many of the techniques in recombinant DNA.

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  • Unfortunately, attempts to become the undisputed experts in recombinant lexography failed to help us.

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  • Another test that doctors have used to test for HCV in recent years is called the recombinant immunoblast assay RIBA.

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  • Assuming (and I am almost convinced) that those fears on the part of the scientists were overblown (and thus also the consequent lay fears), the real and long-term recombinant DNA story is likely to be that of the relationships among scientists when they are themselves divided on scientific issues with important social and ethical implications, and the relationship between science and the public.

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  • Yet what other nations typically lack, Mr. Kao adds, is a social environment that encourages diversity, experimentation, risk-taking, and combining skills from many fields into products that he calls "recombinant mash-ups," like the iPhone, which redefined the smartphone category.

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  • However it must be pointed out that while the criteria that we use to distinguish segments that we identify as recombinant are mostly easily applied, and the differences easily observed in Alignment of the genomes of CB9615, Sakai and EDL933.

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