Etymology
Advertisement

plasmid (n.)

"genetic structure in a cell that can replicate independently of the chromosomes," 1952, from plasma + -id.

Others are reading

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of plasmid

plasmid (n.)
a small cellular inclusion consisting of a ring of DNA that is not in a chromosome but is capable of autonomous replication;
Synonyms: plasmid DNA
From wordnet.princeton.edu