replicative

adjective rep·li·ca·tive \ ˈre-pli-ˌkā-tiv \

Definition of replicative

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

First Known Use of replicative

1825

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replicative

adjective rep·li·ca·tive \ ˈrep-li-ˌkāt-iv \

medical Definition of replicative

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

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