base pairing

noun
base pair·​ing | \ -ˈpa(ə)r-iŋ, -ˈpe(ə)r- How to pronounce base pairing (audio) \

Medical Definition of base pairing

: the pairing of purine and pyrimidine bases cross-linked by hydrogen bonds in two complementary strands of DNA or RNA

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“Base pairing.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/base%20pairing. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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