Sticky-end



noun, Genetics, Biotechnology.
1.
a single-stranded end of DNA or RNA having a nucleotide base sequence complementary to that of another strand, enabling the two strands to be connected by base pairing: produced in the laboratory with the use of restriction enzymes for genetic engineering purposes.
noun
1.
(informal) an unpleasant finish or death (esp in the phrase come to or meet a sticky end)

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