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Origin of replicate

First recorded in 1525–35; from Late Latin replicātus, past participle of replicāre “to fold back”; see re-, ply2, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM replicate

non·rep·li·cate, adjectivenon·rep·li·cated, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for replicate

replicate

verb (ˈrɛplɪˌkeɪt) (mainly tr)

(also intr) to make or be a copy of; reproduce
to fold (something) over on itself; bend back
to reply to

adjective (ˈrɛplɪkɪt)

folded back on itselfa replicate leaf

Derived forms of replicate

replicative, adjective

Word Origin for replicate

C19: from Latin replicātus bent back; see replica
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Medical definitions for replicate

replicate
[ rĕplĭ-kāt′ ]

v.

To duplicate, copy, reproduce, or repeat.
To reproduce or make an exact copy or copies of genetic material, a cell, or an organism.

n.

A repetition of an experiment or a procedure.
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