trinucleotide

[ trahy-noo-klee-uh-tahyd, -nyoo- ]
/ traɪˈnu kli əˌtaɪd, -ˈnyu- /

noun Genetics.

three linked nucleotides; triplet.

Nearby words

  1. trinketer,
  2. trinketry,
  3. trinocular,
  4. trinodal,
  5. trinomial,
  6. trio,
  7. trio sonata,
  8. triode,
  9. trioecious,
  10. trioeciously

Origin of trinucleotide

First recorded in 1915–20; tri- + nucleotide

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Medicine definitions for trinucleotide

trinucleotide

[ trī-nōōklē-ə-tīd′ ]

n.

A triplet of nucleotides; a codon.

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