open reading frame


open read·​ing frame -ˈrēd-iŋ- How to pronounce open reading frame (audio)
: a reading frame that does not contain a nucleotide triplet which stops translation before formation of a complete polypeptide
abbreviation ORF

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“Open reading frame.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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