base pairing

base-pairing

[beys-pair-ing]
noun Biotechnology.
the process of binding separate DNA sequences by base pairs.
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base pairing
 
n
biochem the hydrogen bonding that occurs between complementary nitrogenous bases in the two polynucleotide chains of a DNA molecule

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base-pairing  
The hydrogen bonding of complementary nitrogen bases, one purine and one pyrimidine. Base-pairing occurs between the complementary strands of a DNA molecule or a DNA/RNA hybrid, and in the complementary pairing of codons and anticodons during the process of translation.
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