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noncoding Syllabification: non·cod·ing
Pronunciation: /nänˈkōdiNG/

Definition of noncoding in English:


(Of a section of a nucleic acid molecule) not directing the production of a peptide sequence.
Example sentences
  • The functions of these non-coding nucleic acid sequences are only partly understood.
  • The rare mutations - which are changes in the non-coding portion of its DNA - can serve as markers, which can distinguish peoples.
  • For neo-Darwinism, new functional genes either arise from non-coding sections in the genome or from pre-existing genes.
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