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Replication

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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)

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