stranded

adjective

strand·​ed ˈstran-dəd How to pronounce stranded (audio)
: having a strand or strands especially of a specified kind or number
usually used in combination
double-stranded DNA
strandedness noun

Word History

First Known Use

1769, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stranded was in 1769

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Cite this Entry

“Stranded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stranded. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

stranded

adjective
strand·​ed ˈstran-dəd How to pronounce stranded (audio)
: having a strand or strands especially of a specified kind or number
usually used in combination
double-stranded DNA

Medical Definition

stranded

adjective
strand·​ed ˈstran-dəd How to pronounce stranded (audio)
: having a strand or strands especially of a specified kind or number
usually used in combination
the double-stranded molecule of DNA
strandedness noun
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