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

First Known Use of reading frame

1961


Medical Dictionary

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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