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anticodon

[ an-tee-koh-don, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn tiˈkoʊ dɒn, ˌæn taɪ- /
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noun Genetics.

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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Medical definitions for anticodon

anticodon
[ ăn′tē-kōdŏn, ăn′tī- ]

n.

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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Scientific definitions for anticodon

anticodon
[ ăn′tē-kōdŏn, ăn′tī- ]

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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