anticodon

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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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