internucleotide

nucleotide

[noo-klee-uh-tahyd, nyoo-]
noun Biochemistry.
any of a group of molecules that, when linked together, form the building blocks of DNA or RNA: composed of a phosphate group, the bases adenine, cytosine, guanine, and thymine, and a pentose sugar, in RNA the thymine base being replaced by uracil.

Origin:
1905–10; alteration of nucleoside

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nucleotide (ˈnjuːklɪəˌtaɪd)
 
n
biochem a compound consisting of a nucleoside linked to phosphoric acid. Nucleic acids are made up of long chains (polynucleotides) of such compounds
 
[C20: from nucleo- + t (added for ease of pronunciation) + -ide]

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nucleotide nu·cle·o·tide (nōō'klē-ə-tīd', nyōō'-)
n.
Any of various compounds consisting of a nucleoside combined with a phosphate group and forming the basic constituent of DNA and RNA.

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nucleotide   (n'klē-ə-tīd')  Pronunciation Key 
Any of a group of organic compounds composed of a nucleoside linked to a phosphate group. Nucleotides are the basic building blocks of nucleic acids.
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