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polynucleotide

[ pol-ee-noo-klee-uh-tahyd, -nyoo- ]
/ ˌpɒl iˈnu kli əˌtaɪd, -ˈnyu- /
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noun Biochemistry.
a sequence of nucleotides, as in DNA or RNA, bound into a chain.
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Origin of polynucleotide

First recorded in 1910–15; poly- + nucleotide
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British Dictionary definitions for polynucleotide

polynucleotide
/ (ˌpɒlɪˈnjuːklɪəˌtaɪd) /

noun
biochem a molecular chain of nucleotides chemically bonded by a series of ester linkages between the phosphoryl group of one nucleotide and the hydroxyl group of the sugar in the adjacent nucleotide. Nucleic acids consist of long chains of polynucleotides
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