plasmagene

noun
plas·​ma·​gene | \ ˈplaz-mə-ˌjēn How to pronounce plasmagene (audio) \

Definition of plasmagene

: a self-replicating extranuclear determiner of hereditary characteristics

First Known Use of plasmagene

1939, in the meaning defined above

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plasmagene

noun
plas·​ma·​gene | \ -ˌjēn How to pronounce plasmagene (audio) \

Medical Definition of plasmagene

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

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