intron

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From intr(agenic) +‎ -on.

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intron (plural introns)

  1. (genetics) A portion of a split gene that is included in pre-RNA transcripts but is removed during RNA processing and rapidly degraded.
    • 1999, Matt Ridley, Genome, Harper Perennial 2004, p. 138:
      It is a medium-sized gene, then, interrupted by five longish introns.

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