nucleotide

noun nu·cle·o·tide \ ˈnü-klē-ə-ˌtīd , ˈnyü- \
|Updated on: 14 Jun 2018

Definition of nucleotide

: any of several compounds that consist of a ribose or deoxyribose sugar joined to a purine or pyrimidine base and to a phosphate group and that are the basic structural units of nucleic acids (such as RNA and DNA) — compare nucleoside

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Origin and Etymology of nucleotide

International Scientific Vocabulary, irregular from nucle- + -ide


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nucleotide

noun nu·cle·o·tide \ ˈn(y)ü-klē-ə-ˌtīd \

medical Definition of nucleotide

: any of several compounds that consist of a ribose or deoxyribose sugar joined to a purine or pyrimidine base and to a phosphate group and that are the basic structural units of RNA and DNA — compare nucleoside

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