Meaning of SPLICING in English


I. noun

( -s )

Etymology: from gerund of splice (I)

1. : a spliced section or part : splice

2. : a reinforcement of knitted hose with an extra thread at heel, foot, and toe

II. noun

: the process that occurs chiefly in eukaryotic nuclei by which introns in an RNA transcript are removed and exons are joined to form functional messenger RNA ; also : gene-splicing herein

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