isoform

noun
iso·​form | \ˈī-sə-ˌfȯrm \

Definition of isoform 

: any of two or more functionally similar proteins that have a similar but not an identical amino acid sequence

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To be declared positive, a certain percentage of the resulting isoforms have to appear in a certain range, and that range is down, somewhat, to interpretation. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, "The Chris Froome Ruling Just Broke Anti-Doping," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of isoform

1983, in the meaning defined above

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isoform

noun
iso·​form | \ˈī-sə-ˌfȯrm \

Medical Definition of isoform 

: any of two or more functionally similar proteins that have a similar but not identical amino acid sequence and are either encoded by different genes or by RNA transcripts from the same gene which have had different exons removed

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