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

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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