Watson-Crick model

[ wot-suhn-krik ]

nounBiochemistry.
  1. a widely accepted model for the three-dimensional structure of DNA, featuring a double-helix configuration for the molecule's two hydrogen-bonded complementary polynucleotide strands.

Origin of Watson-Crick model

1
1955–60; named after J. D. Watson and F. H. C. Crick

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