A specimen for electron microscopic examination obtained by coating a crystalline array or other virus material with carbon; the mold (the replica) obtained after the viral material has been dissolved provides details of structure and arrangement.

Origin: It., fr. L.L. Re-plico, to fold back

(05 Mar 2000)

replantation, Replay, replenish, repletion < Prev | Next > replica methods, replica plate, replica plating

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