antiparallel

adjective
an·​ti·​par·​al·​lel | \ ˌan-tē-ˈper-ə-ˌlel, ˌan-ˌtī- How to pronounce antiparallel (audio) , -ləl \

Definition of antiparallel

: parallel but oppositely directed or oriented antiparallel electron spins two antiparallel chains of nucleotides comprise DNA

First Known Use of antiparallel

circa 1660, in the meaning defined above

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“Antiparallel.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antiparallel. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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antiparallel

adjective
an·​ti·​par·​al·​lel | \ ˌant-i-ˈpar-ə-ˌlel, ˌan-ˌtī-, -ləl How to pronounce antiparallel (audio) \

Medical Definition of antiparallel

: parallel but oppositely directed or oriented two antiparallel chains of nucleotides comprise DNA

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