- The execution of an experiment or study more than once so as to confirm the original findings, increase precision, and obtain a closer estimate of sampling error.
- Autoreproduction or duplication, as in mitosis or cellular biology.
- DNA-directed DNA synthesis.
[L. replicatio, a reply, fr. replico, pp. -atus, to fold back]
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