Synonyms for restriction |

Synonyms for restriction

1. restriction (n.)

a principle that limits the extent of something


2. restriction (n.)

the act of keeping something within specified bounds (by force if necessary)

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3. restriction site (n.)

the specific sites at which a restriction enzyme will cleave DNA


4. restriction fragment (n.)

the fragment of DNA that is produced by cleaving DNA with a restriction enzyme


5. restriction endonuclease (n.)

any of the enzymes that cut nucleic acid at specific restriction sites and produce restriction fragments; obtained from bacteria (where they cripple viral invaders); used in recombinant DNA technology


6. limitation (n.)

an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)