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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The sequence of nucleotides in DNA or RNA that determines the specific amino acid sequence in the synthesis of proteins. It is the biochemical basis of heredity and nearly universal in all organisms.

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  • n. the set of rules by which the sequence of bases in DNA are translated into the amino acid sequence of proteins

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  • n. the ordering of nucleotides in DNA molecules that carries the genetic information in living cells

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