December 2, 2015
font size

Definition of Truncate

Truncate: To shorten, to cut short. A malformation (birth defect) may truncate a limb. A mutation may create a stop codon that truncates a protein. From the Latin truncare maening to cut short or mutilate from truncus, trunk.

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

Drug Medical Dictionary of Terms by Letter

Top RxList Drug News

Use Pill Finder Find it Now See Interactions

Pill Identifier on RxList

  • quick, easy,
    pill identification

Find a Local Pharmacy

  • including 24 hour, pharmacies

Interaction Checker

  • Check potential drug interactions
Search the Medical Dictionary for Health Definitions & Medical Abbreviations