[self-rep-li-key-ting, self-]
  1. reproducing itself by its own power or inherent nature: self-replicating organisms.
  2. 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

self-replicating in Medicine


  1. Replicating oneself or itself.
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