how to pronounce codon


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codon is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of codon in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… vessel called a codon dating to the 6th …”

meanings of codon


  1. A handbell used for summoning monks.
  2. The "bell" or flaring mouth of a trumpet.
  3. A sequence of three adjacent nucleotides, which encode for a specific amino acid during protein synthesis or translation.

codon frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word codon occurs in english on average 0.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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1) education, science, and technology;

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