poly·​nu·​cle·​o·​tide ˌpä-lē-ˈnü-klē-ə-ˌtīd How to pronounce polynucleotide (audio)
: a polymeric chain of nucleotides

Examples of polynucleotide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s a liquidy version that could be used as a skin booster, and another in which the polynucleotide is mixed with hyaluronic acid, which could be the most promising version. Kara Nesvig, Allure, 9 May 2024 Non-invasive therapies featuring polynucleotides, exosomes, and radiofrequency energy represent a new frontier in biohacking. Ahmed Zambarakji, Robb Report, 5 Feb. 2024

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First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of polynucleotide was in 1911

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“Polynucleotide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polynucleotide. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


poly·​nu·​cle·​o·​tide -ˈn(y)ü-klē-ə-ˌtīd How to pronounce polynucleotide (audio)
: a polymeric chain of mononucleotides
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