Biotechnology. the insertion of copies of a gene into living cells in order to induce synthesis of the gene’s product: the desired gene may be microinjected directly into the cell or it may be inserted into the core of a virus by gene splicing and the virus allowed to infect the cell for replication of the gene in the cell’s DNA.
[jen-it, juh-net] /ˈdʒɛn ɪt, dʒəˈnɛt/ noun 1. any small, Old World carnivore of the genus Genetta, especially G. genetta, having spotted sides and a ringed tail. 2. the fur of such an animal. /ˈdʒɛnɪt/ noun 1. any agile catlike viverrine mammal of the genus Genetta, inhabiting wooded regions of Africa and S Europe, having an […]
[juh-nee-vuh] /dʒəˈni və/ noun 1. . [juh-nee-vuh] /dʒəˈni və/ noun 1. a city in and the capital of the canton of Geneva, in SW Switzerland, on the Lake of Geneva: seat of the League of Nations 1920–46. 2. a canton in SW Switzerland. 109 sq. mi. (282 sq. km). 3. Lake of. Also called Lake […]
noun 1. one of a series of international agreements, first made in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1864, establishing rules for the humane treatment of prisoners of war and of the sick, the wounded, and the dead in battle. noun 1. the international agreement, first formulated in 1864 at Geneva, establishing a code for wartime treatment of […]
noun 1. a red Greek cross on a white background, displayed to distinguish ambulances, hospitals, and persons belonging to the Red Cross Society.