- DNA artificially constructed by combining genes from different organisms or by cloning chemically altered DNA, usually for the purpose of genetic manipulation.
Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- Genetically engineered DNA usually incorporating DNA from more than one species of organism.
Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary by Merriam-Webster Inc.
- Recombinant DNA (rDNA) is a technology that uses enzymes to cut and paste together DNA sequences of interest. The recombined DNA sequences can be placed into vehicles called vectors that ferry the DNA into a suitable host cell where it can be copied or expressed.
Definition from: Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms from the National Human Genome Research Institute
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See also Understanding Medical Terminology.