duplication

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French, from Late Latin duplicatio, duplicationem, from Latin duplico.

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Noun[edit]

duplication (countable and uncountable, plural duplications)

  1. The act of duplicating.
  2. A folding over; a fold.
  3. (biology) The act or process of dividing by natural growth or spontaneous action.
    duplication of cartilage cells
  4. (genetics) The act of copying a nucleotide sequence from one chromosome to another.
  5. (genetics) A nucleotide sequence copied through such a process.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin duplicatio, duplicationem, from Latin duplico.

Noun[edit]

duplication f (plural duplications)

  1. duplication

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