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- noun A codon, AUG in eukaryotes and either GUG or UUG in bacteria, that signals the initiation of translation and the first amino acid in a polypeptide chain.
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- noun The
codonat which translation of mRNAinto proteinstarts, encoding the first amino acid.
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start (indicating first, initial) + codon
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