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informal an unpleasant finish or death (esp in the phrase come to or meet a sticky end)
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a single-stranded end of a DNA or RNA molecule, produced in the laboratory for connecting with another molecule by base-pairing.
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|Noun||1.||sticky end - an end of DNA in which one strand of the double helix extends a few units beyond the other|
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