[ self-rep-li-key-ting, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlfˈrɛp lɪˌkeɪ tɪŋ, ˌsɛlf- /
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.
Origin of self-replicating
First recorded in 1955–60
Related formsself-rep·li·ca·tion, noun
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Medicine definitions for self-replicating
Replicating oneself or itself.
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