polycistronic

adjective

poly·​cis·​tron·​ic ˌpä-lē-si-ˈsträ-nik How to pronounce polycistronic (audio)
: containing the genetic information of a number of cistrons
polycistronic messenger RNA

Word History

Etymology

poly- + cistron + -ic entry 1

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of polycistronic was in 1962

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Cite this Entry

“Polycistronic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polycistronic. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

polycistronic

adjective
poly·​cis·​tron·​ic ˌpäl-i-sis-ˈträn-ik How to pronounce polycistronic (audio)
: containing the genetic information of a number of cistrons
polycistronic messenger RNA
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