follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

base-pairing

[beys-pair-ing] /ˈbeɪsˌpɛər ɪŋ/
noun, Biotechnology
1.
the process of binding separate DNA sequences by base pairs.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
base-pairing in Science
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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for base-pairing

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for base

6
7
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with base-pairing