Genetic-code Definition

jə-nĕtĭk
noun
The biochemical code in DNA or RNA that determines the characteristics of an organism, made up of a long chain or sequence of nucleotides, codons, and genes.
Webster's New World
The set of 64 codons corresponding to the 20 amino acids used for protein synthesis and as the signals for starting and stopping protein synthesis.
American Heritage Medicine
Synonyms:
base-pairingcytosineguaninethymineadeninelanguage of heredityrnaribonucleic-acidgenetic alphabet

Other Word Forms of Genetic-code

Noun

Singular:
genetic-code
Plural:
genetic codes
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