- deoxyribonucleic acid synthesis
- The process by which a DNA molecule is duplicated.
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- The use of existing DNA as a template for the synthesis of new DNA strands. In humans and other eukaryotes, replication occurs in the cell nucleus.
Definition from: Human Genome Project Information
at the U.S. Department of Energy
- DNA replication is the process by which a molecule of DNA is duplicated. When a cell divides, it must first duplicate its genome so that each daughter cell winds up with a complete set of chromosomes.
Definition from: Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms from the National Human Genome Research Institute
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See also Understanding Medical Terminology.