frameshift

adjective
frame·​shift | \ ˈfrām-ˌshift How to pronounce frameshift (audio) \

Definition of frameshift

: relating to, being, or causing a mutation in which a number of nucleotides not divisible by three is inserted or deleted so as to change the reading frame of some triplet codons during genetic translation

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frameshift noun

First Known Use of frameshift

1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Frameshift.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frameshift. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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frameshift

adjective
frame·​shift | \ -ˌshift How to pronounce frameshift (audio) \

Medical Definition of frameshift

: relating to, being, or causing a mutation in which a number of nucleotides not divisible by three is inserted or deleted so that some triplet codons are read incorrectly during genetic translation frameshift mutations frameshift mutagens

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frameshift noun

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