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code

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noun \ˈkōd\

Medical Definition of code




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code

verb

Medical Definition of code

coded; coding

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to specify the genetic code for <an amino acid coded by a nucleotide sequence>

  3. 1

  4. intransitive verb

  5. :  to specify the genetic code <the DNA sequence of the gene that codes for that protein—Gina B. Kolata>

  6. 2:  to experience cardiac arrest or respiratory failure <They were taking her up to the operating room and she coded in the hallway. The resuscitation effort was heroic.—Perri Klass, Discover, November 1986>





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