: 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
: a genetic mutation;
: 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