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non·sense

(non'sens),
As used in genetics, relating to a mutation that causes a sequence such that the growing peptide chain terminates, often after several incorrect amino acid residues are incorporated.

nonsense

(nŏn′sĕns′, -səns)
n.
adj.
Genetics Of or relating to a mutation in a structural gene that changes a nucleotide triplet into a stop codon, thus prematurely terminating the polypeptide chain during protein synthesis.

non·sense

(non'sens)
genetics A mutation that causes a sequence such that the growing peptide chain terminates, often after several incorrect amino acid residues are incorporated.
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