posttranslational

adjective post·trans·la·tion·al \ ˌpōs(t)-tran(t)s-ˈlā-shnəl , -shə-nᵊl \

Definition of posttranslational

: occurring or existing after genetic translation

First Known Use of posttranslational

1973

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Medical Dictionary

posttranslational

adjective post·trans·la·tion·al \ -tran(t)s-ˈlā-shnəl, -shən-ᵊl \

medical Definition of posttranslational

: occurring or existing after genetic translation
  • posttranslational modification of a molecule

posttranslationally

play \\ adverb

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up posttranslational? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

unwilling or reluctant

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks Quiz

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!