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polymerase chain reaction

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A technique for amplifying DNA sequences in vitro by separating the DNA into two strands and incubating it with oligonucleotide primers and DNA polymerase. It can amplify a specific sequence of DNA as many as one billion times and is important in biotechnology, forensics, medicine, and genetic research.

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  • noun biochemistry a technique in molecular biology for creating multiple copies of DNA from a sample; used in genetic fingerprinting etc

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