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of or resulting from new combinations of genetic material:
recombinant cells.
a cell or organism whose genetic complement results from recombination.
the genetic material produced when segments of DNA from different sources are joined to produce recombinant DNA.
produced by the combining of genetic material from more than one origin
a chromosome, cell, organism, etc, the genetic makeup of which results from recombination

recombinant re·com·bi·nant (rē-kŏm’bə-nənt)

An organism or a cell in which genetic recombination has taken place.

Genetic material produced by splicing genes.


Formed by or showing recombination, as a chromosome.

Relating to recombinant DNA.


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