phos·​pho·​ro·​thio·​ate ˌfäs-fə-rō-ˈthī-ō-ˌāt How to pronounce phosphorothioate (audio)
: an oligonucleotide in which the oxygen atom normally linking two consecutive nucleotides has been replaced with sulfur and which resists degradation by cellular enzymes compare phosphodiester

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“Phosphorothioate.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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