trinucleotide

noun

tri·​nu·​cle·​o·​tide (ˌ)trī-ˈnü-klē-ə-ˌtīd How to pronounce trinucleotide (audio)
-ˈnyü-
: a nucleotide consisting of three mononucleotides in combination : codon

Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of trinucleotide was in 1918

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“Trinucleotide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trinucleotide. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

trinucleotide

noun

tri·​nu·​cle·​o·​tide (ˈ)trī-ˈn(y)ü-klē-ə-ˌtīd How to pronounce trinucleotide (audio)
: a nucleotide consisting of three mononucleotides in combination : codon
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