stick'y end'

Genetics, Biotech.
a single-stranded end of DNA or RNA having a nucleotide base sequence complementary to that of another strand, enabling the two strands to be connected by base pairing: produced in the laboratory with the use of restriction enzymes for genetic engineering purposes.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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