an intervening sequence in the eukaryote genetic code, interrupting protein formation
Origin of introncoined (1978) by W. Gilbert, United States molecular biologist from intra- (because within the gene) + -on, as in operon
A segment of a gene situated between exons that is removed before translation of messenger RNA and does not function in coding for protein synthesis.
Origin of intronintr(agenic) occurring within a gene ( intra- ) ( genic ) -on 1
From intr(agenic) + -on.