kilobase

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

kilo- +‎ base

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kilobase (plural kilobases)

  1. a length of double-stranded DNA containing two thousand nucleotides, one thousand on each strand
  2. a length of single-stranded RNA containing one thousand nucleotides

Synonyms[edit]

  • Kb
  • Kbp (Def 1 only)

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