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replicon

[rep-li-kon] /ˈrɛp lɪˌkɒn/
noun, Genetics.
1.
any genetic element that can regulate and effect its own replication from initiation to completion.
Origin
< French (1963), shortened form of réplication; see -on1
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replicon

/ˈrɛplɪˌkɒn/
noun
1.
(genetics) a region of a DNA molecule that is replicated from a single origin
Word Origin
C20: from replic(ation) + -on
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replicons in Medicine

replicon rep·li·con (rěp'lĭ-kŏn')
n.
A genetic element that undergoes replication as an autonomous unit.

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