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Definition of UGA

UGA: A triplet consisting of uracil,guanine, adenine, in that order, that acts as a stop codon in messenger RNA (mRNA), signaling the termination of translation of an mRNA molecule and the release of the nascent polypeptide chain.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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