: relating to or being a gene mutation involving alteration of one or more codons so that different amino acids are determined — compare antisense, nonsense
Examples of missense in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebA missense mutation, for example, swaps one amino acid in the protein for another.
Nicholette Zeliadt, Washington Post, 30 June 2017
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