missense mis·sense (mĭs’sěns’)
A section within a strand of messenger RNA containing a codon altered through mutation so that it codes for a different amino acid.
Relating to a mutation that changes a codon for one amino acid into a codon for a different amino acid. See more at point mutation.
- Missense mutation
missense mutation n. A mutation in which a base change or substitution results in a codon that causes insertion of a different amino acid into the growing polypeptide chain, giving rise to an altered protein.
[mis-send] /mɪsˈsɛnd/ verb (used with object), missent, missending. 1. to send or forward, especially mail, to a wrong place or person.
[mis] /mɪs/ verb (used with object) 1. to fail to hit or strike: to miss a target. 2. to fail to encounter, meet, catch, etc.: to miss a train. 3. to fail to take advantage of: to miss a chance. 4. to fail to be present at or for: to miss a day of school. […]
[set] /sɛt/ verb (used with object), set, setting. 1. to put (something or someone) in a particular place: to set a vase on a table. 2. to place in a particular position or posture: Set the baby on his feet. 3. to place in some relation to something or someone: We set a supervisor over […]