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exon

n. a sequence of DNA within a gene that encodes a part or all of the gene’s product or function. Exons are separated by noncoding sequences (see intron).

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March 1st 2024

body-size overestimation

body-size overestimation

the specific tendency to overestimate the size of body features (e.g., width of waist, hips, or thighs) in relation to objective size measurements. It was once thought to be an essential feature of anorexia nervosa. See body-image distortion.