CRISPR

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Acronym of clustered, regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats.

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Noun[edit]

CRISPR (plural CRISPRs)

  1. (microbiology) Segments of bacteria and archaea DNA containing short repetitions of base sequences. [from 2002]
    • 2018, Sarah Marsh, The Guardian, 14 October:
      Crispr is a guide molecule made of RNA, that allows a specific site of interest on the DNA double helix to be targeted.
  2. (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.
  3. Any technique or process or system for editing genomes by laboratory use of the CRISPR/Cas9 system.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (segments of DNA): SRSR [2000-2]