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Replicon

Synonym(s)

  • replication unit

Definition(s)

A unit of DNA that contains a DNA replication origin and a termination point and is capable of self-replication.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

A linear or circular section of DNA or RNA which replicates sequentially as a unit.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: September 15, 2014