plasmagene

[ plaz-muh-jeen ]

nounGenetics.
  1. a self-replicating genetic particle postulated to be in the cytoplasm of a cell, as in mitochondria.

Origin of plasmagene

1
First recorded in 1935–40; plasma + gene

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British Dictionary definitions for plasmagene

plasmagene

/ (ˈplæzməˌdʒiːn) /


noun
  1. biology any gene other than those carried in the nucleus of a eukaryotic cell, such as a mitochondrial gene

Derived forms of plasmagene

  • plasmagenic (ˌplæzməˈdʒɛnɪk), adjective

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