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missense in Medicine

missense mis·sense (mĭs'sěns')
n.
A section within a strand of messenger RNA containing a codon altered through mutation so that it codes for a different amino acid.

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missense in Science
missense
  (mĭs'sěns')   
Relating to a mutation that changes a codon for one amino acid into a codon for a different amino acid. See more at point mutation.
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