replicon

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noun rep·li·con \ˈre-pli-ˌkän\

Definition of replicon

  1. :  a linear or circular section of DNA or RNA which replicates sequentially as a unit

Origin and Etymology of replicon

replicate + 2-on


First Known Use: 1963


Medical Dictionary

replicon

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noun rep·li·con \ˈrep-li-ˌkän\

Medical Definition of replicon

  1. :  a linear or circular section of DNA or RNA which replicates sequentially as a unit


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