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View in Spanish: Recombinado

Recombinant (ree-KOM-bih-nunt)
In genetics, describes DNA, proteins, cells, or organisms that are made by combining genetic material from two different sources. Recombinant substances are made in the laboratory and are being studied in the treatment of cancer and for many other uses.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.