nucleotide

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From nucleo- (relating to the nucleus) +‎ -ide (chemical suffix)

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nucleotide (plural nucleotides)

  1. (biochemistry) the monomer comprising DNA or RNA biopolymer molecules. Each nucleotide consists of a nitrogenous heterocyclic base (or nucleobase), which can be either a double-ringed purine or a single-ringed pyrimidine; a five-carbon pentose sugar (deoxyribose in DNA or ribose in RNA); and a phosphate group.

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nucleotide m (plural nucleotidi)

  1. (biochemistry) nucleotide

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