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naptonuonNaptonuon (ger.)

  • A nuon with no adaptive function. (HWB)
    gene aptonuon nuon potonuon xaptonuon
    If a potonuon remains without function (nonaptive nuon), it is a ›nonaptation‹ and we term it ›naptonuon.‹

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