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mistranslation

Molecular biology
The translation of the wrong amino acid from an mRNA codon, which may have no effect, result in a truncated (shortened) polypeptide chain, or change the protein’s function.  

Patient care
An inaccurate transfer of information from a patient to a healthcare provider, or from the provider to the patient, typically attributed to a language barrier.
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