initiation codon

noun
ini·ti·a·tion codon | \in-ˌish-ē-ˈā-shən- \
variants: also initiator codon

Medical Definition of initiation codon 

: start codon Efficient initiation of translation depends upon the existence of a group of six to eight purine-rich nucleotides just upstream from the AUG initiation codon.— James D. Watson et al., Recombinant DNA: A Short Course, 1983

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