interstrand

adjective

in·​ter·​strand ˌin-tər-ˈstrand How to pronounce interstrand (audio)
variants or less commonly inter-strand
: existing or occurring between two or more strands (as of DNA)
interstrand covalent
inter-strand conductance in multistrand cables

Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of interstrand was in 1930

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“Interstrand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interstrand. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

interstrand

adjective
in·​ter·​strand ˌint-ər-ˈstrand How to pronounce interstrand (audio)
variants also inter-strand
: occurring between, relating to, or involving two or more strands and especially strands of DNA
interstrand cross-links
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