pre translation

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translation trans·la·tion (trāns-lā'shən, trānz-)

  1. The act or process of translating, especially from one language into another.

  2. The state of being translated.

  3. A translated version of a text.

  4. The process by which mRNA, tRNA, and ribosomes effect the production of a protein molecule from amino acids, the specificity of synthesis being controlled by the base sequences of the mRNA.

  5. movement of a tooth through alveolar bone without change in axial inclination.

trans·la'tion·al adj.
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