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phosphodiester bond

noun

Medical Definition of PHOSPHODIESTER BOND

:  a covalent bond in RNA or DNA that holds a polynucleotide chain together by joining a phosphate group at position 5 in the pentose sugar of one nucleotide to the hydroxyl group at position 3 in the pentose sugar of the next nucleotide—called also phosphodiester linkage

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May 23, 2015
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