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extrachromosomal

[ ek-struh-kroh-muh-soh-muhl ]
/ ˌɛk strəˌkroʊ məˈsoʊ məl /
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adjective Genetics.

of or relating to DNA that exists outside the main chromosome and acts independently.

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Origin of extrachromosomal

First recorded in 1935–40; extra- + chromosomal
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