semiconservative

adjective
semi·​con·​ser·​va·​tive | \ ˌse-mē-kən-ˈsər-və-tiv How to pronounce semiconservative (audio) , 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

Other Words from semiconservative

semiconservatively adverb

First Known Use of semiconservative

1957, in the meaning defined above

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“Semiconservative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semiconservative. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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semiconservative

adjective
semi·​con·​ser·​va·​tive | \ -kən-ˈsər-vət-iv How to pronounce semiconservative (audio) \

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

Other Words from semiconservative

semiconservatively adverb

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