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Pronunciation: splis'ing


  1. Attachment of one DNA molecule to another.
  2. Removal of introns from mRNA precursors and the reattachment or annealing of exons.
  3. Posttranslational modification of a protein involving two proteolytic enzymes and one ligation; results in the removal of an internal sequence of amino acyl residues.

Synonym(s): gene splicing

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