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self-replicating

[self-rep-li-key-ting, self-] /ˈsɛlfˈrɛp lɪˌkeɪ tɪŋ, ˌsɛlf-/
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
1955-1960
1955-60
Related forms
self-replication, noun
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self-replication in Medicine

self-replicating adj.
Replicating oneself or itself.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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