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frameshift

adjective frame·shift \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
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First Known Use of FRAMESHIFT

1967
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frameshift

adjective frame·shift \-ˌshift\

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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