[ beys-pair-ing ]
/ ˈbeɪsˌpɛər ɪŋ /
the process of binding separate DNA sequences by base pairs.
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Scientific definitions for base-pairing
The hydrogen bonding of complementary nitrogen bases, one purine and one pyrimidine. Base-pairing occurs between the complementary strands of a DNA molecule or a DNA/RNA hybrid, and in the complementary pairing of codons and anticodons during the process of translation.
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