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cut

Pronunciation: kut

Definition:

  1. molecular biology a hydrolytic cleavage of two opposing phosphodiester bonds in a double-stranded nucleic acid.
  2. To sever or divide.
  3. To separate into fractions.
  4. An informal term for a fraction.
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