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

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 24 Nov. 2020.

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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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