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

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semiconservatively adverb

First Known Use of semiconservative

1957, in the meaning defined above

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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

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semiconservatively adverb

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