Definitions for "Nonsense codon"
Keywords:  uag, uaa, uga, codon, triplet
One of three codons (UAA, UAG, UGA) that signal the termination of translation and release of the protein chain from the ribosome.
Any one of three triplets (U-A-G, U-A-A, or U-G-A) that cause the termination of protein synthesis (in ribosome), and thus the release from ribosome of a (completely translated) protein molecule.
(see termination codon)