relaxed circular deoxyribonucleic acid


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relaxed circular deoxyribonucleic acid

[ri′lakst ′sər·kyə·lər dē¦äk·sē‚rī·bō·nü′klē·ik ′as·əd]
(cell and molecular biology)
A form of circular deoxyribonucleic acid in which the circle of one strand is broken. Also known as open-circle deoxyribonucleic acid.