noncoding

adjective

non·​cod·​ing (ˈ)nän-ˈkō-diŋ How to pronounce noncoding (audio)
: not specifying the genetic code
a noncoding DNA sequence

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The team also looked at noncoding regions of genes, sequences with regulatory or other functions that make up the vast majority of DNA. Quanta Magazine, 6 Nov. 2018 The team also looked at noncoding regions of genes, sequences with regulatory or other functions that make up the vast majority of DNA. Quanta Magazine, 6 Nov. 2018 Now, the Princeton team is running the genomes of autism patients through DeepSEA, hoping to rank the impacts of noncoding bases. Science News Staff, Science | AAAS, 5 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of noncoding was in 1962

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“Noncoding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noncoding. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

noncoding

adjective

non·​cod·​ing (ˈ)nän-ˈkōd-iŋ How to pronounce noncoding (audio)
: not specifying the genetic code
noncoding introns
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