replicon

noun
rep·​li·​con | \ ˈre-pli-ˌkän How to pronounce replicon (audio) \

Definition of replicon

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

Examples of replicon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 3 prime messenger RNAs are made from subgenomic fragments, each of which serves as a separate replicon, resembling mini-genomes. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 28 Oct. 2021 Each subgenomic replicon serves as a template to produce positive-strand messenger RNAs via a process akin to the production of full-length genomic RNA (Figure 4). William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 28 Oct. 2021 The 3 prime messenger RNAs are made from subgenomic fragments, each of which serves as a separate replicon, resembling mini-genomes. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 28 Oct. 2021 The 3 prime messenger RNAs are made from subgenomic fragments, each of which serves as a separate replicon, resembling mini-genomes. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2021 Each subgenomic replicon serves as a template to produce positive-strand messenger RNAs via a process akin to the production of full-length genomic RNA (Figure 4). William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of replicon

1963, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for replicon

replicate + -on entry 2

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“Replicon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/replicon. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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replicon

noun
rep·​li·​con | \ ˈrep-li-ˌkän How to pronounce replicon (audio) \

Medical Definition of replicon

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

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