Complementation



[kom-pluh-muh n-tey-shuh n] /ˌkɒm plə mənˈteɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
.
2.
Genetics. the occurrence of a wild-type phenotype when two closely related, interacting mutant genes are expressed in the same cell.
3.
Grammar.

4.
cooperation in lowering tariffs to permit the movement of components among different countries when it is more profitable for each country to produce parts of a product than the whole.
/ˌkɒmplɪmɛnˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of forming a complement
2.
(genetics) the combination of two homologous chromosomes, each with a different recessive mutant gene, in a single cell to produce a normal phenotype. The deficiency of one homologue is supplied by the normal allele of the other

complementation com·ple·men·ta·tion (kŏm’plə-mən-tā’shən, -měn-)
n.

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