Definition of oligonucleotide
: a short nucleic-acid chain usually consisting of up to approximately 20 nucleotides
First Known Use of oligonucleotide
Medical Definition of oligonucleotide
: a relatively short single-stranded nucleic-acid chain (as an oligodeoxynucleotide or oligoribonucleotide) usually consisting of up to approximately 20 nucleotides
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