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plasmagene

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noun plas·ma·gene \-ˌjēn\

Definition of plasmagene

  1. :  a self-replicating extranuclear determiner of hereditary characteristics



Origin and Etymology of plasmagene

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1939


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plasmagene

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noun plas·ma·gene \-ˌjēn\

Medical Definition of plasmagene

  1. :  an extranuclear determiner of hereditary characteristics with a capacity for replication similar to that of a nuclear gene




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