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intron

noun in·tron \ˈin-ˌträn\

Medical Definition of INTRON

:  a polynucleotide sequence in a nucleic acid that does not code information for protein synthesis and is removed before translation of messenger RNA—compare exon
in·tron·ic \in-ˈträn-ik\ adjective
April 18, 2015
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to veil, ripple, or meander
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