reading frame

noun

Definition of reading frame 

: a sequence of nucleotide triplets that is potentially translatable into a polypeptide and that is determined by the placement of a codon that initiates translation

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1961, in the meaning defined above

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reading frame

noun
read·ing frame | \ˈrēd-iŋ- \

Medical Definition of reading frame 

: any of the three possible ways of reading a sequence of nucleotides as a series of triplets — see open reading frame

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