reading frame noun
: a sequence of nucleotide triplets that is potentially translatable into a polypeptide and that is determined by the placement of a codon that initiates translation
First Known Use of READING FRAME
read·ing frame noun \ˈrēd-iŋ-\ (Medical Dictionary)
: any of the three possible ways of reading a sequence of nucleotides as a series of triplets—see open reading frame
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