kilobase

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

Definition of kilobase

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

1975

First Known Use of kilobase

1975


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kilobase

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noun ki·lo·base \ˈkil-ə-ˌbās\

Medical Definition of kilobase

  1. :  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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