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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkəʊdɒn/
  • Hyphenation: co‧don

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin codon, from Ancient Greek κώδων (kṓdōn).

NounEdit

codon (plural codons)

  1. A handbell used for summoning monks.[1][2]
  2. The "bell" or flaring mouth of a trumpet.[3]

Etymology 2Edit

 
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From code +‎ -on.

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codon (plural codons)

  1. (biochemistry) A sequence of three adjacent nucleotides, which encode for a specific amino acid during protein synthesis or translation.
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  1. ^ Walters, Henry Beauchamp. Church Bells of England, p. 3.
  2. ^ Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Music, Vol. 2, p. 452.
  3. ^ Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia, Vol. II, p. 1086.

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codon m (plural codons)

  1. (biochemistry) codon

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek κώδων (kṓdōn).

NounEdit

cōdōn ? (genitive cōdōnis); third declension

  1. (Medieval Latin) codon: a handbell used for summoning monks.

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cōdōn cōdōnēs
Genitive cōdōnis cōdōnum
Dative cōdōnī cōdōnibus
Accusative cōdōnem cōdōnēs
Ablative cōdōne cōdōnibus
Vocative cōdōn cōdōnēs

ReferencesEdit

  • codon in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • codon in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • codon in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin