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plas•mid



Pronunciation: (plaz'mid), [key]
n. Microbiol.
a segment of DNA independent of the chromosomes and capable of replication, occurring in bacteria and yeast: used in recombinant DNA procedures to transfer genetic material from one cell to another.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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