self-replicating


self-replicating
\\¦ ̷ ̷ ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ \ adjective
: reproducing itself autonomously

DNA is a self-replicating molecule

self-replication \\¦ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ \ noun

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/self"rep"li kay'ting, self'-/, adj.
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.
[1955-60]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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