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clamp

Pronunciation: klamp

Definition:

  1. An instrument used to compress or hold in a place a bodily structure.
  2. An enzyme, antigen, or other protein that closes circumferentially around the DNA to induce conformational change.

[M.E., fr. Middle D. klampe]

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