Zippering


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Molecular biology Rapid annealing of 2 fully complementary strands of RNA and DNA into a double helix, which follows a short nucleation step
Physiology The highly organised process of internalisation of phagocytosed particles, which requires that the receptor ligands being internalised by the macrophage have multiple contacts with their cognate ‘receptor’