complementary deoxyribonucleic acid


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complementary deoxyribonucleic acid

[‚käm·plə¦men·trē ‚dē¦äk·sē¦rī·bō‚nü¦klē·ik ′as·əd]
(cell and molecular biology)
A deoxyribonucleic acid molecule that is synthesized by reverse transcriptase from a ribonucleic acid template. Abbreviated cDNA. Also known as copy DNA.
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