v. rep·li·cat·ed, rep·li·cat·ing, rep·li·cates
1. To duplicate, copy, reproduce, or repeat: "recreating his pose for a photo that replicated his glorious moment" (Stuart Miller).
2. Biology To reproduce or make an exact copy or copies of (genetic material, a cell, or an organism).
3. To repeat (a scientific experiment) to confirm findings or ensure accuracy.
To become replicated; undergo replication: cells that replicate rapidly in culture.
A repetition of an experiment or procedure.
adj. replicate (-kĭt)
1. Duplicated, copied, reproduced, or repeated: a replicate sample.
2. Folded over or bent back upon itself: a replicate leaf.
[Middle English replicaten, from Late Latin replicāre, replicāt-, to repeat, from Latin, to fold back : re-, re- + plicāre, to fold; see plek- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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