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nucleotide

noun nu·cle·o·tide \ˈnü-klē-ə-ˌtīd, ˈnyü-\

Definition of NUCLEOTIDE

:  any of several compounds that consist of a ribose or deoxyribose sugar joined to a purine or pyrimidine base and to a phosphate group and that are the basic structural units of nucleic acids (as RNA and DNA) — compare nucleoside

Origin of NUCLEOTIDE

International Scientific Vocabulary, irregular from nucle- + -ide
First Known Use: 1908

nucleotide

noun nu·cle·o·tide \ˈn(y)ü-klē-ə-ˌtīd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NUCLEOTIDE

:  any of several compounds that consist of a ribose or deoxyribose sugar joined to a purine or pyrimidine base and to a phosphate group and that are the basic structural units of RNA and DNA—compare nucleoside

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