self-replicating

adjective
self-rep·​li·​cat·​ing | \ ˌself-ˈre-plə-ˌkā-tiŋ How to pronounce self-replicating (audio) \

Definition of self-replicating

: reproducing itself autonomously DNA is a self-replicating molecule

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self-replication \ ˌself-​ˌre-​plə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce self-replicating (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of self-replicating

1946, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-replicating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-replicating. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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self-replicating

adjective
self-rep·​li·​cat·​ing | \ -ˈrep-lə-ˌkāt-iŋ How to pronounce self-replicating (audio) \

Medical Definition of self-replicating

: reproducing itself autonomously DNA is a self-replicating molecule

Other Words from self-replicating

self-replication \ -​ˌrep-​lə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce self-replicating (audio) \ noun

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