AskDefine | Define replicate

Dictionary Definition



1 bend or turn backward [syn: retroflex]
2 biology: reproduce or make an exact copy of; "replicate the cell"; "copy the genetic information" [syn: copy]
3 make or do or perform again; "He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick" [syn: duplicate, reduplicate, double, repeat]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. To make a copy (replica) of
    ''On entering a host cell, a virus will start to replicate.



Verb form

  1. second person plural present tense of replicare
  2. second person plural imperative of replicare

Extensive Definition

Replicate may refer to:
  • In biology, replication is a process by which genetic material, a cell, or an organism reproduces or makes an exact copy or copies
  • in an experiment a replicate test is a fully repeated set of test conditions: see Replication (statistics)

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