missense

adjective mis·sense \ ˈmis-ˌsen(t)s \

Definition of missense

:relating to or being a genetic mutation involving alteration of one or more codons so that different amino acids are determined — compare antisense, nonsense

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Origin and Etymology of missense

mis- + -sense (as in nonsense)


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missense

adjective mis·sense \ ˈmis-ˌsen(t)s \

medical Definition of missense

:relating to or being a genetic mutation involving alteration of one or more codons so that different amino acids are determined
  • missense mutations
  • a missense suppressor
— compare antisense, nonsense

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missense

noun

medical Definition of missense

:missense genetic mutation — compare nonsense

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