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terminator

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noun ter·mi·na·tor \ˈtər-mə-ˌnā-tər\

Definition of terminator

  1. 1 :  the dividing line between the illuminated and the unilluminated part of the moon's or a planet's disk

  2. 2 :  one that terminates



1770

First Known Use of terminator

1770

Rhymes with terminator

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Medical Dictionary

terminator

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noun ter·mi·na·tor \ˈtər-mə-ˌnāt-ər\

Medical Definition of terminator

  1. :  a codon that stops protein synthesis since it does not code for a transfer RNA—called also termination codon, terminator codon; compare initiation codon




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