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- noun Any of three codons, UAA, UAG, or UGA, that signal the termination of the synthesis of a protein.
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- noun biology , (
genetics), ( biochemistry) a sequenceof three RNA nucleotides( A, C, Gor U) that instruct the synthesis, or translation, of a proteinto stop. The three-letter stop codon sequences have been given names: "UAG" is amber, "UGA" is opal, and "UAA" is ochre.
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