oligonucleotide

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

noun Biochemistry.

a chain of a few nucleotides.

Origin of oligonucleotide

First recorded in 1940–45; oligo- + nucleotide
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for oligonucleotide

oligonucleotide

noun

a polymer consisting of a small number of nucleotides
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

oligonucleotide in Medicine

oligonucleotide

[ŏl′ĭ-gō-nōōklē-ə-tīd]

n.

A polymeric chain of two to ten nucleotides.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.