transversion

noun

trans·​ver·​sion tran(t)s-ˈvər-zhən, tranz- How to pronounce transversion (audio)
1
: the eruption of a tooth in an abnormal position on the jaw
2
or transversion mutation : a point mutation in RNA or DNA that results from the substitution of a purine base for a pyrimidine base or of a pyrimidine base for a purine base

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“Transversion.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/transversion. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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