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anticodon

[an-tee-koh-don, an-tahy-]
noun Genetics.
  1. a sequence of three nucleotides in a region of transfer RNA that recognizes a complementary coding triplet of nucleotides in messenger RNA during translation by the ribosomes in protein biosynthesis.
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Origin of anticodon

First recorded in 1960–65; anti- + codon
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anticodon in Medicine

anticodon

(ăn′tē-kōdŏn, ăn′tī-)
n.
  1. A sequence of three adjacent nucleotides in tRNA designating a specific amino acid that binds to a corresponding codon in mRNA during protein synthesis.
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anticodon in Science

anticodon

[ăn′tē-kōdŏn, ăn′tī-]
  1. A sequence of three adjacent nucleotides in transfer RNA that binds to a corresponding codon in messenger RNA and designates a specific amino acid during protein synthesis.
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