the addition or deletion of one or more nucleotides in a strand of DNA, which 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.
Relating to a mutation that occurs when one or two nucleotides are added or deleted, with the result that every codon beyond the point of insertion or deletion is read incorrectly during translation. See more at point mutation.
noun, Genetics. 1. a mutation caused by frameshift.
- Frame someone up
verb phrase To incriminate an innocent personwithfalse evidence: Theycouldn’tgethim legally, so they framed him up with a phony burglary charge (1900+)
- Frames per second
unit (fps) The unit of measurement of the frame rate of a moving image. (2000-02-02)
noun 1. a secondary story or stories embedded in the main story. 2. a narrative providing the framework for connecting a series of otherwise unrelated stories. 3. a literary device that uses such a narrative structure.