complementary DNA: a DNA molecule that is complementary to a specific messenger RNA.
Contemporary Examples

complementary DNA; a form of DNA artificially synthesized from a messenger RNA template and used in genetic engineering to produce gene clones

cDNA (sē’dē’ěn-ā’)
Complementary DNA; single-stranded DNA that is complementary to mRNA in the presence of reverse transcriptase.
Abbreviation of complementary DNA
complementary deoxyribonucleic acid


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