AskDefine | Define replicate

Dictionary Definition

replicate

Verb

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]

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English

Verb

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

Translations

Italian

Verb form

replicate
  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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