complementation

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com·ple·men·ta·tion

(kom'plĕ-men-tā'shŭn),
1. Functional interaction between two defective viruses permitting replication under conditions inhibitory to the single virus.
2. Interaction between two genetic units, one or both of which are defective, permitting the organism containing these units to function normally, whereas it could not do so if either unit were absent.

complementation

/com·ple·men·ta·tion/ (-men-ta´shun) the interaction between two sets of cellular or viral genes within a cell such that the cell can function even though each set of genes carries a mutated, nonfunctional gene.

complementation

Psychology The process of functioning differently than, and in reciprocation to, someone else, by responding to that person's activities, behavior, and reactions, especially vis-á-vis differentiation of gender-identity/role. Cf Identification.

com·ple·men·ta·tion

(kom'plĕ-men-tā'shŭn)
1. Interaction between two defective viruses permitting replication under conditions inhibitory to the single virus.
2. Interaction between two genetic units, one or both of which aredefective, permitting the organism containing these units to function normally, whereas it could not do so if either unit were absent.

complementation

infection of the same cell by two viruses in which one provides a gene product which the other requires.