oligonucleotide


ol·i·go·nu·cle·o·tide

noun \-ˈnü-klē-ə-ˌtīd, -ˈnyü-\

Definition of OLIGONUCLEOTIDE

:  a short nucleic-acid chain usually consisting of up to approximately 20 nucleotides

First Known Use of OLIGONUCLEOTIDE

1942

oli·go·nu·cle·o·tide

noun \-ˈn(y)ü-klē-ə-ˌtīd\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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