I. transitive verb (spliced; splicing) Etymology: obsolete Dutch splissen; akin to Middle Dutch splitten to split Date: circa 1525 1. a. to unite (as two ropes) by interweaving the strands b. to unite (as lengths of magnetic tape) by overlapping and securing together two ends 2. to unite, link, or insert as if by splicing 3. to combine or insert (as genes) by genetic engineering <
spliced a human gene for insulin into a bacterium
splicer noun II. noun Date: 1627 1. a joining or joint made by splicing something 2. marriage, wedding

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

(as the ends of ropes),

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