What does cDNA mean in Biology?

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Complementary DNA

In genetics, complementary DNA (cDNA) is DNA synthesized from a messenger RNA (mRNA) template in a reaction catalysed by the enzymes reverse transcriptase and DNA polymerase.

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cDNA
complementary DNA: a DNA molecule that is complementary to a specific messenger RNA.

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