anticodon

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

First Known Use of anticodon

1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Anticodon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anticodon. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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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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