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oligonucleotide

[ ol-i-goh-noo-klee-uh-tahyd, -nyoo- ]

noun

, Biochemistry.
  1. a chain of a few nucleotides.


oligonucleotide

/ ˌɒlɪɡəʊˈnjuːklɪəˌtaɪd /

noun

  1. a polymer consisting of a small number of nucleotides


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Word History and Origins

Origin of oligonucleotide1

First recorded in 1940–45; oligo- + nucleotide

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Example Sentences

The other half of the mutants received the experimental drug, called antisense oligonucleotide or OL-1.

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