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Meaning of FIGURE EIGHT

Pronunciation:  'figyur eyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a skating figure that carves an 8 in the ice
  2. [n]  a knot having the shape of the numeral 8; tied in a rope that has been passed through a hole or pulley and that prevents the rope from coming loose
 
 Synonyms: figure of eight
 
 See Also: figure, knot

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: An intermediate structure shaped like a figure eight which forms during the recombination process between two plasmids, or circular pieces, of DNA. The two pieces of DNA attached to each other by covalent bond at this point.
 

 

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