Complementary sequence: Nucleic acid sequence of bases that can form a double- stranded structure by matching base pairs. For example, the complementary sequence to C-A-T-G (where each letter stands for one of the bases in DNA) is G-T-A-C.
- Complete androgen insensitivity syndrome
Complete androgen insensitivity syndrome: An older term for the complete androgen insensitivity syndrome, a genetic disorder that makes XY fetuses insensitive (unresponsive) to androgens (male hormones). Instead, they are born looking externally like normal girls. Internally, there is a short blind-pouch vagina and no uterus, fallopian tubes, or ovaries. There are testes in the abdomen […]
- Complete blood count
A set values of the cellular (formed elements) of blood. These measurements are generally determined by specially designed machines that analyze the different components of blood in less than a minute. The values generally included are the following: White blood cell count (WBC). The number of white blood cells in a volume of blood. Normal […]
- Complete hysterectomy
Complete surgical removal of the uterus and cervix. Also called a total hysterectomy.
- Complete syndactyly
Complete syndactyly: A condition in which fingers or toes are completely joined together, with the connection extending from the base to the tip of the involved digits.