Medical Definition of code
transitive verb: to specify the genetic code for <an amino acid coded by a nucleotide sequence>
intransitive verb: to specify the genetic code <the DNA sequence of the gene that codes for that protein—Gina B. Kolata>
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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