transitive verbspliced, splic′ing
- to join or unite (ropes or rope ends) by weaving together the end strands
- to join the ends of (pieces of lumber) by overlapping and binding or bolting together
- to fasten the ends of (wire, film, audiotape, etc.) together, as by twisting, soldering, cementing, etc.
- Genetics in fashioning recombinant DNA, to insert (a gene, DNA, etc.) into genetic material that has had some portion of its DNA removed
Origin of spliceMiddle Dutch splissen, akin to splitten, to split