oligonucleotide

[ ol-i-goh-noo-klee-uh-tahyd, -nyoo- ]
/ ˌɒl ɪ goʊˈnu kli əˌtaɪd, -ˈnyu- /

noun Biochemistry.

a chain of a few nucleotides.

Nearby words

  1. oligohydruria,
  2. oligomenorrhea,
  3. oligomer,
  4. oligomerous,
  5. oligomorphic,
  6. oligopeptide,
  7. oligophagous,
  8. oligophrenia,
  9. oligopnea,
  10. oligopolistic

Origin of oligonucleotide

First recorded in 1940–45; oligo- + nucleotide

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British Dictionary definitions for oligonucleotide

oligonucleotide

/ (ˌɒlɪɡəʊˈnjuːklɪəˌtaɪd) /

noun

a polymer consisting of a small number of nucleotides
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Medicine definitions for oligonucleotide

oligonucleotide

[ ŏl′ĭ-gō-nōōklē-ə-tīd ]

n.

A polymeric chain of two to ten nucleotides.

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