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reading frame

noun

Definition of READING FRAME

:  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

1965

reading frame

noun read·ing frame \ˈrēd-iŋ-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of READING FRAME

:  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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