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semiconservative

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adjective semi·con·ser·va·tive \-kən-ˈsər-və-tiv\

Definition of semiconservative

  1. :  relating to or being genetic replication in which a double-stranded molecule of nucleic acid separates into two single strands each of which serves as a template for the formation of a complementary strand that together with the template forms a complete molecule

semiconservatively adverb


1957

First Known Use of semiconservative

1957


Medical Dictionary

semiconservative

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adjective semi·con·ser·va·tive \-kən-ˈsər-vət-iv\

Medical Definition of semiconservative

  1. :  relating to or being genetic replication in which a double-stranded molecule of nucleic acid separates into two single strands each of which serves as a template for the formation of a complementary strand that together with the template forms a complete molecule

semiconservatively adverb



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