misprint

noun
mis·print | \ ˈmis-ˌprint \
plural misprints

Definition of misprint 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a mistake in printed text (such as a deviation from copy or a typographical error) We all sadly know that misprints are inevitable nowadays … but there are so many here that one wonders if anyone attempted to proofread the book at all. Even the author's first name is misspelled on the title page. —Steven Runciman

2 : a genetic mutation specifically : a genetic mutation in which a nucleotide base in a codon has been replaced with a different nucleotide base Gene therapy, getting under way in 47 trials worldwide, may ultimately prove to be the least toxic, most direct way to edit the misprints that cause cancer. —Tim Friend

misprint

verb
mis·print | \ ˌmis-ˈprint \
misprinted; misprinting

Definition of misprint (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to print (something, such as text) incorrectly misprinted "father" as "fater" on page one … —Ellen Pall

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Verb

misprinted \ˌmis-ˈprin-təd \ adjective
a misprinted label

First Known Use of misprint

Noun

1782 , in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

circa 1513, in the meaning defined above

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misprint

noun
mis·print | \ ˈmis-ˌprint \

Kids Definition of misprint

: a mistake in a word that has been printed

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