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annealing

The joining-up of complementary single strands of DNA that have been separated by heat, or the joining of parts of separate strands that have complementary base sequences, to form a double helix.
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annealing

see MOLECULAR HYBRIDIZATION.
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annealing 

A process of heating material (glass, metal or polymer) and slowly cooling it to avoid internal strain. See glass; strain.
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