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a·dapt·er

, adaptor (ă-dap'tĕr, -tōr),
1. A connecting part, joining two pieces of apparatus.
2. A converter of electric current to a desired form.
3. A single- or double-stranded digodeoxynucleotide used to join two incompatible ends of restriction fragments.

adapter

Etymology: L, adaptatio, the process of adjusting
a device for joining or connecting two or more parts of a system to enable it to function properly, usually with tubing.

a·dapt·er

, adaptor (ă-dap'tĕr, -tŏr)
1. A connecting part, joining two pieces of apparatus.
2. A converter of electric current to a desired form.

a·dapt·er

, adaptor (ă-dap'tĕr, -tŏr)
1. A connecting part, joining two pieces of apparatus.
2. A converter of electric current to a desired form.
3. A single- or double-stranded digodeoxynucleotide used to join two incompatible ends of restriction fragments.
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