exon

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Etymology 1[edit]

Apparently an attempt to express the pronunciation of French exempt.

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exon (plural exons)

  1. An officer of the Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin ex (out) + -on; intended to be distinguished from intron.

Noun[edit]

exon (plural exons)

  1. (genetics) A region of a transcribed gene present in the final functional RNA molecule.
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