Definition of polycistronic in English:

polycistronic

adjective

Biology
  • Comprising or derived from more than one cistron and so containing the information for more than one gene product.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on Quantitative Biology. From poly- + cistron + -ic.

Pronunciation

polycistronic

/ˌpɒlɪsɪsˈtrɒnɪk/