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Word: anneal

Definition: reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling (metal or glass)


Sentences Containing 'anneal'

During PCR, double stranded fragments first denature at ~95°C and then re-anneal when subjected to the annealing temperature.
However, fragments that are different between the two species will not anneal to a complementary counterpart and will be amplified by PCR.
Since driver and tester sequences are nearly identical, the excess of driver DNA fragments will anneal to homologous DNA fragments from the tester species.
While these can be welded up, it is much better to anneal the metal before this happens, to restore its workability.

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