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Splicing

Definition(s)

The process by which introns, non-coding regions, are excised out of the primary messenger RNA transcript and exons (i.e., coding regions) are joined together to generate mature messenger RNA

Definition from: GeneReviewsThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. from the University of Washington and the National Center for Biotechnology Information

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: November 17, 2014