Definition of maxicircle in English:

maxicircle

noun

Genetics
  • A circular strand of DNA consisting of several kilobases (in contrast with a minicircle), which is found in the mitochondria of trypanosomes and related protozoans.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in European Journal Biochemistry. From maxi- + circle.

Pronunciation

maxicircle

/ˈmaksiˌsəːkl/