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nonsense

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noun non·sense \ˈnän-ˌsen(t)s, ˈnän(t)-sən(t)s\

Medical Definition of nonsense

  1. :  genetic information consisting of one or more codons that do not code for any amino acid and usually cause termination of the molecular chain in protein synthesis—compare antisense, missense




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nonsense

adjective non·sense

Medical Definition of nonsense

  1. :  consisting of one or more codons that are genetic nonsense <nonsense mutations>





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