recombinant DNA: Meaning and Definition of

recombinant DNA

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— Genetics. Genetics.
  1. DNA in which one or more segments or genes have been inserted, either naturally or by laboratory manipulation, from a different molecule or from another part of the same molecule, resulting in a new genetic combination.
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