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nucleotide (plural nucleotides)
- (biochemistry) The monomer constituting 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.
- cyclic nucleotide
monomer constituting DNA or RNA
- Rhymes: -ide
nucleotide m (plural nucleotidi)