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

First Known Use of kilobase

1975

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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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