a codon that stops the synthesis of a protein molecule.
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- stop bath,
- stop bead,
- stop by,
- stop chorus,
- stop clause,
- stop cold,
- stop down,
- stop in,
- stop knob,
- stop motion
Also called chain termination codon.
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Any of three codons in a molecule of messenger RNA that do not code for an amino acid and thereby signal the termination of the synthesis of a protein. The three stop codons are UAA, UAG, and UGA, where U is uracil, A is adenine, and G is guanine. Also called termination codon
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