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Pronunciation: (frām'shift"), [key]
n. Genetics.
the addition or deletion of one or more nucleotides in a strand of DNA, which shifts the codon triplets of the genetic code of messenger RNA and causes a misreading during translation, resulting in an aberrant protein and therefore a mutation.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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