Complete Definition of "start codon"

English
Etymology
start (indicating first, initial) + codon
Noun
start codon (plural (uncommon) start codons)

  1. The codon at which Wikipedia:Translation (genetics)|translation of mRNA into protein starts, encoding the first amino acid.

See also
Wikipedia:Translation (genetics)|Wikipedia article on translation, with an explanation of translation initiation in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes

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