plasmagene

[ plaz-muh-jeen ]
/ ˈplæz məˌdʒin /

noun Genetics.

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

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Origin of plasmagene

First recorded in 1935–40; plasma + gene
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British Dictionary definitions for plasmagene

plasmagene
/ (ˈplæzməˌdʒiːn) /

noun

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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Medical definitions for plasmagene

plasmagene
[ plăzmə-jēn′ ]

n.

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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