frameshift


frame·shift

adjective \ˈfrām-ˌshift\

Definition of FRAMESHIFT

:  relating to, being, or causing a mutation in which a number of nucleotides not divisible by three is inserted or deleted so as to change the reading frame of some triplet codons during genetic translation
frameshift noun

First Known Use of FRAMESHIFT

1967

frame·shift

adjective \-ˌshift\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FRAMESHIFT

: relating to, being, or causing a mutation in which a number of nucleotides not divisible by three is inserted or deleted so that some triplet codons are read incorrectly during genetic translation <frameshift mutations> <frameshift mutagens>
frameshift noun

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