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1. DNA  (noun) 
(biochemistry) a long linear polymer found in the nucleus of a cell and formed from nucleotides and shaped like a double helix; associated with the transmission of genetic information; "DNA is the king of molecules"


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operon - a segment of DNA containing adjacent genes including structural genes and an operator gene and a regulatory gene
complementary DNA / cDNA - single-stranded DNA that is complementary to messenger RNA or DNA that has been synthesized from messenger RNA by reverse transcriptase
exon / coding DNA - sequence of a gene''s DNA that transcribes into protein structures
intron - sequence of a eukaryotic gene''s DNA that is not translated into a protein
junk DNA - stretches of DNA that do not code for genes
recombinant deoxyribonucleic acid / recombinant DNA - genetically engineered DNA made by recombining fragments of DNA from different organisms
sticky end - an end of DNA in which one strand of the double helix extends a few units beyond the other
transposon / jumping gene - a segment of DNA that can become integrated at many different sites along a chromosome (especially a segment of bacterial DNA that can be translocated as a whole)

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