splice (something) to (something else)

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splice (something) to (something else)

To join something to something else by binding, adhering, or interweaving the end points. I bought some new wire and spliced it to the old one at the point where it had been severed. In the old days, film editors had to physically cut up the filmstrips and splice them to one another.
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splice something (in)to something

to connect something to something; to cut and join something into something to connect the two. The workers spliced the small wires into the main cable. Let's splice this rope into the larger one at the halfway point.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Three of these segments use alternative splicing to produce two essential viral proteins each, which are important in helping the virus gain entry into host cells.
Human genes are composed of exons and interrupted by introns that must be removed by splicing to create a translatable mRNA.
Shorter production runs realize greater benefits from tape extenders to minimize scrap rates, and longer production runs realize greater benefits from tape splicing to maximize asset utilization.
An intron is any nucleotide sequence within a gene that is removed by RNA splicing to generate the final mature RNA product of a gene.
Furthermore, mutational analysis of the pY tract of introns has shown that a minimum of five uninterrupted thymidines are required for strong binding of the heterogeneous ribonucleoprotein C (hnRNP C) and for correct splicing to take place (41).