replicative

adjective
rep·​li·​ca·​tive | \ ˈre-pli-ˌkā-tiv How to pronounce replicative (audio) \

Definition of replicative

: of, relating to, involved in, or characterized by replication the replicative form of tobacco mosaic virus

Examples of replicative in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a series of elegant experiments described by Syed et al., the Gladstone Institutes have examined the intrinsic replicative properties of the virus in the absence of the Orf proteins using a simplified virus-like particle. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 25 Aug. 2022 The speaks to the existing replicative efficiency caused by other mutations in the genome, as Omicron replicates significantly well despite no major mutations in this region. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 10 Dec. 2021 While data talent is fundamental in moving forward migration and transformation projects, an inordinate amount of time is spent on replicative activities such as ingesting, incrementally updating, organizing and managing data. Amar Arsikere, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2022 Please note that every major variant has significant mutations in the Orf1ab replicative complex, the non-spike structural proteins E, M, and N, and the regulatory protein. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 14 Oct. 2021 In addition to concealing its replicative activities, SARS-CoV-2 disables cellular protein synthesis. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 1 Nov. 2021 In addition to concealing its replicative activities, SARS-CoV-2 disables cellular protein synthesis. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 1 Nov. 2021 In addition to concealing its replicative activities, SARS-CoV-2 disables cellular protein synthesis. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 1 Nov. 2021 In addition to concealing its replicative activities, SARS-CoV-2 disables cellular protein synthesis. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 1 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of replicative

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for replicative

replicate entry 1 + -ive

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13 Sep 2022

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“Replicative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/replicative. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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replicative

adjective
rep·​li·​ca·​tive | \ ˈrep-li-ˌkāt-iv How to pronounce replicative (audio) \

Medical Definition of replicative

: of, relating to, involved in, or characterized by replication conversion of single stranded … DNA to a double stranded replicative formNature

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