self-replicating

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self-replicating

[self-rep-li-key-ting, self-]
adjective
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:
1955–60

self-replication, noun
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Example sentences
Other bubbles are thought to have formed self-replicating substances by
  attracting chemicals from around them.
In vain do scientists protest that as yet nobody knows how to build a
  self-replicating robot of any size.
One result is that a small self-replicating elite has enormous power and no
  real interest in changing the way things are.
We need only explain how a self-replicating molecule could arise.
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