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Definition: 'Complementarity'

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complementarity

Type: Term

Pronunciation: kom′plĕ-men-tār′i-tē

Definitions:
1. The degree of base-pairing (A opposite U or T, G opposite C) between two sequences of DNA and/or RNA molecules.
2. The degree of affinity, or fit, between antigen- and antibody-combining sites.
3. The degree of affinity, or fit, between an enzyme and a substrate.




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