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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Specific antibody to the thyrotropin receptor identifies multiple receptor forms in membranes of cells transfected with wild-type receptor complementary deoxyribonucleic acid: characterization of their relevance to receptor synthesis, processing, structure, and function.
Analysis of human sodium iodide symporter gene expression in extrathyroidal tissues and cloning of its complementary deoxyribonucleic acids from salivary gland, mammary gland, and gastric mucosa.

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