exon

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noun ex·on \ˈek-ˌsän\

Definition of exon

  1. :  a polynucleotide sequence in a nucleic acid that codes information for protein synthesis and that is copied and spliced together with other such sequences to form messenger RNA — compare intron

exonic

play \ek-ˈsä-nik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of exon

expressed sequence + 2-on


First Known Use: circa 1978


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exon

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noun ex·on \ˈek-ˌsän\

Medical Definition of exon

  1. :  a polynucleotide sequence in a nucleic acid that codes information for protein synthesis and that is copied and spliced together with other such sequences to form messenger RNA—compare intron

exonic

\ek-ˈsän-ik\play adjective

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