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replica

Pronunciation: rep'li-ka

Definition: A specimen for electron microscopic examination obtained by coating a crystalline array or other virus material with carbon; the mold (the replica) obtained after the viral material has been dissolved provides details of structure and arrangement.

[It., fr. L.L. re-plico, to fold back]

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