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A genetic element that undergoes replication as an autonomous unit.


(Genetics) genetics a region of a DNA molecule that is replicated from a single origin
[C20: from replic(ation) + -on]


(ˈrɛp lɪˌkɒn)

any genetic element that can regulate and effect its own replication from initiation to completion.
[< French (1963), shortened form of réplication; see -on1]
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