anticodon


an·ti·co·don

noun \-ˈkō-ˌdän\

Definition of ANTICODON

:  a triplet of nucleotide bases in transfer RNA that identifies the amino acid carried and binds to a complementary codon in messenger RNA during protein synthesis at a ribosome

First Known Use of ANTICODON

1965

an·ti·co·don

noun \ˌant-i-ˈkō-ˌdän\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ANTICODON

: a triplet of nucleotide bases in transfer RNA that identifies the amino acid carried and binds to a complementary codon in messenger RNA during protein synthesis at a ribosome

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