noun Genetics.

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

Nearby words

  1. plasmacrit test,
  2. plasmacyte,
  3. plasmacytoma,
  4. plasmacytosis,
  5. plasmagel,
  6. plasmalemma,
  7. plasmalogen,
  8. plasmapause,
  9. plasmapheresis,
  10. plasmapheretic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for plasmagene



biology any gene other than those carried in the nucleus of a eukaryotic cell, such as a mitochondrial gene
Derived Formsplasmagenic (ˌplæzməˈdʒɛnɪk), adjective

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Medicine definitions for plasmagene




A self-replicating hereditary structure thought to exist in cytoplasm and function in a manner analogous to, but independent of, chromosomal genes.

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