extrachromosomal element


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plas·mid

(plaz'mid),
A genetic particle physically separate from the chromosome of the host cell (chiefly bacterial) that can function and replicate stably and usually confer some advantage to the host cell; not essential to the cell's basic functioning.
[cytoplasm + -id]
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ex·tra·chro·mo·so·mal element

(ĕk′strə-krō′mə-sō′məl)
n.
See plasmid.
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plas·mid

(plaz'mid)
A genetic particle physically separate from the chromosome of the host cell (chiefly bacterial) that can stably function and replicate; not essential to the basic functioning of the cell.
Synonym(s): extrachromosomal element, extrachromosomal genetic element.
[cytoplasm + -id]
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