kilobase

noun
ki·lo·base | \ ˈkē-lə-ˌbās , ˈki-lə- \

Definition of kilobase 

: a unit of measure of the length of a nucleic-acid chain that equals one thousand base pairs

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1975, in the meaning defined above

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kilobase

noun
ki·lo·base | \ ˈkil-ə-ˌbās \

Medical Definition of kilobase 

: 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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