semiconservative


semi·con·ser·va·tive

adjective \-kən-ˈsər-və-tiv\

Definition of SEMICONSERVATIVE

:  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
semi·con·ser·va·tive·ly adverb

First Known Use of SEMICONSERVATIVE

1957

semi·con·ser·va·tive

adjective \-kən-ˈsər-vət-iv\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SEMICONSERVATIVE

: 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
semi·con·ser·va·tive·ly adverb

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