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genetic code

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Definition of genetic code in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The means by which DNA and RNA molecules carry genetic information in living cells. See triplet code.
Example sentences
  • The film's name comes from the initials of the four DNA bases of our genetic code: guanine, adenine, cytosine and thymine.
  • The retrovirus would then move the gene into the host cell's genetic code.
  • The genetic code of the Roboastra mitochondrial genome is the same as that used by other mollusks.

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