Definition of reanneal in English:

reanneal

Pronunciation /ˌriːəˈniːl/

verb

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

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

  • 3Of 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.