[ep-uh-sohm] /ˈɛp əˌsoʊm/
bacterial DNA that is extrachromosomal and that may replicate autonomously as a plasmid or become incorporated into the chromosome and replicate with it.
a unit of genetic material (DNA) in bacteria, such as a plasmid, that can either replicate independently or can be integrated into the host chromosome
episome ep·i·some (ěp’ĭ-sōm’)
A genetic particle within certain cells, especially bacterial cells, that can exist either autonomously in the cytoplasm or as part of a chromosome.
epispadias ep·i·spa·di·as (ěp’ĭ-spā’dē-əs) or ep·i·spa·di·a (-dē-ə) n. A congenital defect in which the urethra opens on the upper penile surface. ep’i·spa’di·al adj.
[ep-uh-spas-tik] /ˌɛp əˈspæs tɪk/ adjective 1. raising a blister. noun 2. a blistering agent; vesicatory. /ˌɛpɪˈspæstɪk/ adjective 1. producing a serous discharge or a blister noun 2. an epispastic agent
episplenitis ep·i·sple·ni·tis (ěp’ĭ-splə-nī’tĭs) n. An inflammation of the capsule of the spleen.
[ep-i-spawr, -spohr] /ˈɛp ɪˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr/ noun, Botany, Mycology. 1. the principal outer covering of a .