Definition of minicircle in English:

minicircle

noun

  • Any small circular DNA molecule; especially any of those present in large numbers in the kinetoplasts of trypanosomatids, which code for guide RNAs that are involved in the post-transcriptional modification of mitochondrial mRNA.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Journal of Molecular Biology. From mini- + circle.

Pronunciation

minicircle

/ˈmɪnisəːkl/