anti-codon

anticodon

[an-tee-koh-don, an-tahy-]
noun Genetics.
a sequence of three nucleotides in a region of transfer RNA that recognizes a complementary coding triplet of nucleotides in messenger RNA during translation by the ribosomes in protein biosynthesis.
Compare codon.


Origin:
1960–65; anti- + codon

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anticodon an·ti·co·don (ān'tē-kō'dŏn, ān'tī-)
n.
A sequence of three adjacent nucleotides in tRNA designating a specific amino acid that binds to a corresponding codon in mRNA during protein synthesis.

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anticodon   (ān'tē-kō'dŏn, ān'tī-)  Pronunciation Key 
A sequence of three adjacent nucleotides in transfer RNA that binds to a corresponding codon in messenger RNA and designates a specific amino acid during protein synthesis.
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