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Origin of replicate

First recorded in 1525鈥35; from Late Latin replic膩tus, past participle of replic膩re 鈥渢o fold back鈥; see re-, ply2, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM replicate

non路rep路li路cate, adjectivenon路rep路li路cated, adjective
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How to use replicate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for replicate

replicate

verb (藞r蓻pl瑟藢ke瑟t) (mainly tr)
(also intr) to make or be a copy of; reproduce
to fold (something) over on itself; bend back
to reply to
adjective (藞r蓻pl瑟k瑟t)
folded back on itselfa replicate leaf

Derived forms of replicate

replicative, adjective

Word Origin for replicate

C19: from Latin replic膩tus bent back; see replica
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for replicate

replicate
[ r臅pl沫-k膩t鈥 ]

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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