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missense

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adjective mis·sense \ˈmis-ˌsen(t)s\

Definition of missense

  1. :  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 and Etymology of missense

1mis- + -sense (as in nonsense)


First Known Use: 1961


Medical Dictionary

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missense

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adjective mis·sense \ˈmis-ˌsen(t)s\

Medical Definition of missense

  1. :  relating to or being a genetic mutation involving alteration of one or more codons so that different amino acids are determined <missense mutations> <a missense suppressor>—compare antisense, nonsense




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missense

noun mis·sense

Medical Definition of missense

  1. :  missense genetic mutation—compare nonsense




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