semiconservative

adjective semi·con·ser·va·tive \ ˌse-mē-kən-ˈsər-və-tiv , ˌse-ˌmī- , -mi- \

Definition of semiconservative

: relating to or being genetic replication in which a double-stranded molecule of nucleic acid separates into two single strands each of which serves as a template for the formation of a complementary strand that together with the template forms a complete molecule

semiconservatively

adverb

First Known Use of semiconservative

1957

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semiconservative

adjective semi·con·ser·va·tive \ -kən-ˈsər-vət-iv \

medical Definition of semiconservative

: relating to or being genetic replication in which a double-stranded molecule of nucleic acid separates into two single strands each of which serves as a template for the formation of a complementary strand that together with the template forms a complete molecule

semiconservatively

adverb

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