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 for Exon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Exon \Ex"on\, n. [NL., from E. Exe (Celt. uisge water) the name
     of a river.]
     A native or inhabitant of Exeter, in England.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Exon \Ex"on\, n. [F. expect an under officer.]
     An officer of the Yeomen of the Guard; an Exempt. [Eng.]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  exon
      n 1: sequence of a gene's DNA that transcribes into protein
           structures; "exons are interspersed with introns" [syn:
           exon, coding DNA] [ant: intron, noncoding DNA]

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  Exon
   /eks'on/, excl.
  
      A generic obscenity that quickly entered wide use on the Internet and
      Usenet after the passage of the Communications Decency Act. From the last
      name of Senator James Exon (Democrat-Nebraska), primary author of the CDA
      . This usage outlasted the CDA itself, which was quashed a little over a
      year later by one of the most acerbic pro-free-speech opinions ever uttered
      by the Supreme Court. The campaign against it was led by an alliance of
      hackers and civil libertarians, and was the first effective political
      mobilization of the hacker culture. Use of Exon's name as an expletive
      outlived the CDA controversy itself.
  

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