exon

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ex·on

 (ĕk′sŏn)
n.
A nucleotide sequence that is found in a gene, codes information for protein synthesis, and is transcribed to messenger RNA.

[ex(pressed) + -on.]

ex·on′ic adj.

exon

(ˈɛksɒn)
n
(Historical Terms) Brit one of the four officers who command the Yeomen of the Guard
[C17: a pronunciation spelling of French exempt exempt]

exon

(ˈɛksɒn)
n
(Genetics) any segment of a discontinuous gene the segments of which are separated by introns. Compare intron
[C20: from ex-1 + -on]
exˈonic adj

ex•on

(ˈɛk sɒn)

n.
a segment of DNA that is transcribed to RNA and specifies the sequence of a portion of protein.
[1975–80; ex(pressed sequence) + -on1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.exon - sequence of a gene's DNA that transcribes into protein structures; "exons are interspersed with introns"
deoxyribonucleic acid, desoxyribonucleic acid, DNA - (biochemistry) a long linear polymer found in the nucleus of a cell and formed from nucleotides and shaped like a double helix; associated with the transmission of genetic information; "DNA is the king of molecules"
intron, noncoding DNA - sequence of a eukaryotic gene's DNA that is not translated into a protein
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