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replicon

[ rep-li-kon ]
/ ˈrɛp lɪˌkɒn /
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noun Genetics.
any genetic element that can regulate and effect its own replication from initiation to completion.
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Origin of replicon

<French (1963), shortened form of réplication;see -on1
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British Dictionary definitions for replicon

replicon
/ (ˈrɛplɪˌkɒn) /

noun
genetics a region of a DNA molecule that is replicated from a single origin

Word Origin for replicon

C20: from replic (ation) + -on
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Medical definitions for replicon

replicon
[ rĕplĭ-kŏn′ ]

n.
A genetic element that undergoes replication as an autonomous unit.
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