Intron Definition

ĭntrŏn
introns
noun
An intervening sequence in the eukaryote genetic code, interrupting protein formation.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • noncoding DNA
Antonyms:
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Other Word Forms of Intron

Noun

Singular:
intron
Plural:
introns

Origin of Intron

  • intr(agenic) occurring within a gene (intra–) (genic) –on

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From intr(agenic) +‎ -on.

    From Wiktionary

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