one of any pair of colours, such as yellow and blue, that give white or grey when mixed in the correct proportions
- Complementary DNA
noun 1. .
noun, Linguistics. 1. a relation such that the members of a pair or set of phones, morphs, or other linguistic units have no environment in common, as aspirated “p” and unaspirated “p” in English, the first occurring only in positions where the second does not.
- Complementary gene
noun 1. one of a pair of genes, each from different loci, that together are required for the expression of a certain characteristic
- Complementary hypertrophy
complementary hypertrophy n. Increase in size or expansion of part of an organ or tissue to fill the space left by the destruction of another portion of the same organ or tissue.