self-replicating

[ self-rep-li-key-ting, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlfˈrɛp lɪˌkeɪ tɪŋ, ˌsɛlf- /

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.

Origin of self-replicating

First recorded in 1955–60

Related forms

self-rep·li·ca·tion, noun
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Medicine definitions for self-replicating

self-replicating

adj.

Replicating oneself or itself.

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