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self-replicating

[ self-rep-li-key-ting, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlfˈrɛp lɪˌkeɪ tɪŋ, ˌsɛlf- /
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adjective
reproducing itself by its own power or inherent nature: self-replicating organisms.
Genetics. making an exact copy or copies of itself, as a strand of DNA.
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Origin of self-replicating

First recorded in 1955–60

OTHER WORDS FROM self-replicating

self-rep·li·ca·tion, noun
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self-replicating

adj.
Replicating oneself or itself.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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