antiparallel

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

anti- +‎ parallel

Adjective[edit]

antiparallel (not comparable)

  1. (mathematics) of vectors, parallel but of opposite direction
  2. (biochemistry) describing the orientations of the two strands of DNA
  3. (biochemistry) describing two beta strands comprising a protein's secondary structure that are aligned and hydrogen bonded but the vector describing the amino- and carboxy-terminal ends of each strand are oriented 180° relative to one another.

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Noun[edit]

antiparallel (plural antiparallels)

  1. (geometry) A line that forms equal angles with two other lines, but in opposite directions.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

anti- +‎ parallel

Adjective[edit]

antiparallel (not comparable)

  1. antiparallel

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