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replicate

[adj., n. rep-li-kit; v. rep-li-keyt] /adj., n. ˈrɛp lɪ kɪt; v. ˈrɛp lɪˌkeɪt/
adjective
1.
Also, replicated. folded; bent back on itself.
verb (used with object), replicated, replicating.
2.
to bend or fold back:
a replicated leaf.
3.
to repeat, duplicate, or reproduce, especially for experimental purposes.
verb (used without object), replicated, replicating.
4.
to undergo replication.
noun
5.
something that is replicated, as an experiment or procedure.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Late Latin replicātus past participle of replicāre to fold back. See re-, ply2, -ate1
Related forms
nonreplicate, adjective
nonreplicated, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for re plicate

replicate

verb (mainly transitive) (ˈrɛplɪˌkeɪt)
1.
(also intransitive) to make or be a copy of; reproduce
2.
to fold (something) over on itself; bend back
3.
to reply to
adjective (ˈrɛplɪkɪt)
4.
folded back on itself a replicate leaf
Derived Forms
replicative, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Latin replicātus bent back; see replica
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re plicate in Medicine

replicate rep·li·cate (rěp'lĭ-kāt')
v. rep·li·cat·ed, rep·li·cat·ing, rep·li·cates

  1. To duplicate, copy, reproduce, or repeat.

  2. To reproduce or make an exact copy or copies of genetic material, a cell, or an organism.

n.
A repetition of an experiment or a procedure.
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