self–replicating

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

Definition of self–replicating

  1. :  reproducing itself autonomously <DNA is a self–replicating molecule>

self–replication

play \-ˌre-plə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

1946

First Known Use of self–replicating

1946


Medical Dictionary

self–replicating

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

Medical Definition of self–replicating

  1. :  reproducing itself autonomously <DNA is a self–replicating molecule>

self–replication

\-ˌrep-lə-ˈkā-shən\play noun

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