dinucleotide

noun
di·​nu·​cle·​o·​tide | \ (ˌ)dī-ˈn(y)ü-klē-ə-ˌtīd How to pronounce dinucleotide (audio) \

Definition of dinucleotide

: a nucleotide consisting of two units each composed of a phosphate, a pentose, and a nitrogen base

Examples of dinucleotide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The vitamin can help compensate for defects in the body’s ability to make a molecule, called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), which researchers have linked for the first time to healthy fetal development in humans. Gretchen Vogel, Science | AAAS, "Vitamin B3 could help prevent birth defects," 9 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of dinucleotide

circa 1927, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dinucleotide was circa 1927

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“Dinucleotide.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dinucleotide. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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dinucleotide

noun
di·​nu·​cle·​o·​tide | \ (ˌ)dī-ˈn(y)ü-klē-ə-ˌtīd How to pronounce dinucleotide (audio) \

Medical Definition of dinucleotide

: a nucleotide consisting of two units each composed of a phosphate, a pentose, and a purine or pyrimidine base

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