self-replicating

adjective self-rep·li·cat·ing \ ˌself-ˈre-plə-ˌkā-tiŋ \

Definition of self-replicating

: reproducing itself autonomously
  • DNA is a self-replicating molecule

self-replication

play \ˌself-ˌre-plə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

First Known Use of self-replicating

1946

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self-replicating

adjective self-rep·li·cat·ing \ -ˈrep-lə-ˌkāt-iŋ \

medical Definition of self-replicating

: reproducing itself autonomously
  • DNA is a self-replicating molecule

self-replication

play \-ˌrep-lə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

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