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From clustered, regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats
- Rhymes: -ɪspə(ɹ)
CRISPR (plural CRISPRs)
- (microbiology) Segments of bacteria and archaea DNA containing short repetitions of base sequences. [from 2002]
- (genetics) The CRISPR/Cas9 system, which functions to provide immunity to bacteria and archaea by finding a section of DNA and replacing it with an alternative.
- Any technique or process or system for editing genomes by laboratory use of the CRISPR/Cas9 system.
- (segments of DNA): SRSR [2000-2]