Associations to the word «Nucleotide»

Wiktionary

NUCLEOTIDE, noun. (biochemistry) the monomer comprising DNA or RNA biopolymer molecules. Each nucleotide consists of a nitrogenous heterocyclic base (or nucleobase), which can be either a double-ringed purine or a single-ringed pyrimidine; a five-carbon pentose sugar (deoxyribose in DNA or ribose in RNA); and a phosphate group.

Dictionary definition

NUCLEOTIDE, noun. A phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA).

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