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English definition of “nucleotide”


noun [C]     /ˈnjʊːkli.ə.taɪd/ US  /ˈnuː.kli.oʊ-/ specialized
one of a group of chemical compounds found in living cells in nucleic acids such as DNA and RNA Chemical elements
(Definition of nucleotide noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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