Definition of reanneal in US English:

reanneal

verb

  • 1with object To anneal (glass, metal, etc.) again.

  • 2with object To convert (nucleic acid) from a single-stranded to a double-stranded form, especially after denaturation.

  • 3no object Of a nucleic acid sequence: to combine with a complementary sequence to form a double-stranded structure, especially following denaturation.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From re- + anneal, after reannealing.

Pronunciation

reanneal

/ˌriːəˈniːl/