intron

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noun in·tron \ˈin-ˌträn\

Definition of intron

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of intron

intervening sequence + 2-on


First Known Use: 1978


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intron

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noun in·tron \ˈin-ˌträn\

Medical Definition of intron

  1. :  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

intronic

\in-ˈträn-ik\play adjective

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