deletion


de·le·tion

noun \di-ˈlē-shən, dē-\

Definition of DELETION

1
:  the act of deleting
2
a :  something deleted
b (1) :  the absence of a section of genetic material from a gene or chromosome
(2) :  the mutational process that results in a deletion

Examples of DELETION

  1. <one of the deletions from the final cut of the movie turned out to be my one line of dialogue>

Origin of DELETION

Latin deletion-, deletio destruction, from delēre
First Known Use: 1590

de·le·tion

noun \di-ˈlē-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DELETION

1
: the absence of a section of genetic material from a gene or chromosome
2
: the mutational process that results in a deletion

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