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oligonucleotide

[ol-i-goh-noo-klee-uh-tahyd, -nyoo-]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. a chain of a few nucleotides.
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Origin of oligonucleotide

First recorded in 1940–45; oligo- + nucleotide
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British Dictionary definitions for oligonucleotide

oligonucleotide

noun
  1. a polymer consisting of a small number of nucleotides
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oligonucleotide in Medicine

oligonucleotide

(ŏl′ĭ-gō-nōōklē-ə-tīd)
n.
  1. A polymeric chain of two to ten nucleotides.
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