Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

plasmagene

play
noun plas·ma·gene \-ˌjēn\

Definition of plasmagene

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



Origin of plasmagene

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1939


Medical Dictionary

plasmagene

play
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




Learn More about plasmagene

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "plasmagene"


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up plasmagene? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 11, 2016

the holder of an office

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

16.96 pounds 2.2 pounds 100 pounds 196.5 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ