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complementarity

Pronunciation: kom'ple-men-tar'i-te

Definition:

  1. The degree of base-pairing (A opposite U or T, G opposite C) between two sequences of DNA and/or RNA molecules.
  2. The degree of affinity, or fit, between antigen- and antibody-combining sites.
  3. The degree of affinity, or fit, between an enzyme and a substrate.
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