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Replication

Definition
noun
(1) (genetics) The process of duplicating or producing an exact copy of a polynucleotide strand such as DNA.
(2) (general) The process of duplicating or replicating, as a procedure in scientific experiments.
(3) (general) The act or process of generating a copy; reproduction.
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Word origin: from Latin replicātiō (a folding back)
Synonym(s):

  • duplication (general)
  • repetition (general)

Related term(s):

  • replicate
  • Bidirectional replication
  • Origin of replication
  • Replication fork
  • Replication origin
  • Dna replication


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