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{adj: cleavable} capable of being cleaved

{n: cleavage} the act of cleaving or splitting

{n: endonuclease} a nuclease that cleaves nucleic acids at interior bonds and so produces fragments of various sizes

{n: nuclease} general term for enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of nucleic acid by cleaving chains of nucleotides into smaller units

{n: restriction fragment} the fragment of DNA that is produced by cleaving DNA with a restriction enzyme

{n: restriction site} the specific sites at which a restriction enzyme will cleave DNA

{v: cleave, split, rive} separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
"cleave the bone"

{v: cleave} make by cutting into
"The water is going to cleave a channel into the rock"

{v: cling, cleave, adhere, stick, cohere} come or be in close contact with ; stick or hold together and resist separation
"The dress clings to her body"
"The label stuck to the box"
"The sushi rice grains cohere"


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