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phosphorothioate

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noun phos·pho·ro·thio·ate \ˌfäs-fə-rō-ˈthī-ō-ˌāt\

Medical Definition of phosphorothioate

  1. :  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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