from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A segment of a gene situated between exons that is removed before translation of messenger RNA and does not function in coding for protein synthesis.
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- n. A portion of a split gene that is included in pre-RNA transcripts but is removed during RNA processing and rapidly degraded.
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- n. sequence of a eukaryotic gene's DNA that is not translated into a protein
intr(agenic), occurring within a gene (intra- + genic) + -on1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From intr(agenic) + -on. (Wiktionary)