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replicon

[ rep-li-kon ]

noun

, Genetics.
  1. any genetic element that can regulate and effect its own replication from initiation to completion.


replicon

/ ˈrɛplɪˌkɒn /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of replicon1

< French (1963), shortened form of réplication; -on 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of replicon1

C20: from replic ( ation ) + -on

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