kilobase

noun

ki·​lo·​base ˈki-lə-ˌbās How to pronounce kilobase (audio) ˈkē-lə- How to pronounce kilobase (audio)
: a unit of measure of the length of a nucleic-acid chain that equals one thousand base pairs

Word History

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kilobase was in 1975

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Cite this Entry

“Kilobase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kilobase. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

kilobase

noun
ki·​lo·​base ˈkil-ə-ˌbās How to pronounce kilobase (audio)
: a unit of measure of the length of a nucleic-acid chain (as of DNA or RNA) that equals one thousand base pairs
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