from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A genetic element that undergoes replication as an autonomous unit.
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- n. A DNA molecule or a region of DNA that replicates as an individual unit. A replicon may be, for instance, a chromosome, a plasmid or a phage.
replic(ation) + -on1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)