Definition of genetic code in English:

genetic code

Syllabification: ge·net·ic code


  • The nucleotide triplets of DNA and RNA molecules that carry genetic information in living cells. See triplet code.
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    • 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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