oligonucleotide

oligonucleotide

[ol-i-goh-noo-klee-uh-tahyd, -nyoo-]
noun Biochemistry.
a chain of a few nucleotides.

Origin:
1940–45; oligo- + nucleotide

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oligonucleotide (ˌɒlɪɡəʊˈnjuːklɪəˌtaɪd)
 
n
a polymer consisting of a small number of nucleotides

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oligonucleotide ol·i·go·nu·cle·o·tide (ŏl'ĭ-gō-nōō'klē-ə-tīd, -nyōō'-)
n.
A polymeric chain of two to ten nucleotides.

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