anticodon

noun
an·​ti·​co·​don | \ -ˈkō-ˌdän How to pronounce anticodon (audio) \

Definition of anticodon

: a triplet of nucleotide bases in transfer RNA that identifies the amino acid carried and binds to a complementary codon in messenger RNA during protein synthesis at a ribosome

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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anticodon

noun
an·​ti·​co·​don | \ ˌant-i-ˈkō-ˌdän How to pronounce anticodon (audio) \

Medical Definition of anticodon

: a triplet of nucleotide bases in transfer RNA that identifies the amino acid carried and binds to a complementary codon in messenger RNA during protein synthesis at a ribosome

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