adjective mis·sense \ˈmis-ˌsen(t)s\

Definition of MISSENSE

:  relating to or being a genetic mutation involving alteration of one or more codons so that different amino acids are determined — compare antisense, nonsense

Origin of MISSENSE

1mis- + -sense (as in nonsense)
First Known Use: 1961


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