oligonucleotide

noun ol·i·go·nu·cle·o·tide \ ə-ˌli-gə-ˈnü-klē-ə-ˌtīd , -ˈnyü- \
|Updated on: 28 Jun 2018

Definition of oligonucleotide

: a short nucleic-acid chain usually consisting of up to approximately 20 nucleotides

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1942

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oligonucleotide

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

medical Definition of oligonucleotide

: a relatively short single-stranded nucleic-acid chain (as an oligodeoxynucleotide or oligoribonucleotide) usually consisting of up to approximately 20 nucleotides

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