We're working on a new site. Click here to get a sneak preview.
Medical Dictionary

genetic code


Medical Definition of GENETIC CODE

:  the biochemical basis of heredity consisting of codons in DNA and RNA that determine the specific amino acid sequence in proteins and that appear to be uniform for all known forms of life
genetic coding noun


How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears