polycistronic

[ pol-ee-si-stron-ik ]
/ ˌpɒl i sɪˈstrɒn ɪk /

adjective Genetics.

of or relating to the transcription of two or more adjacent cistrons into a single messenger RNA molecule.

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Origin of polycistronic

First recorded in 1960–65; poly- + cistron + -ic
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