- A combination of three adjacent nucleotides, free or in a polynucleotide or nucleic acid molecule; often used with specific reference to the unit (codon or anticodon) specifying a particular amino acid in expression of the genetic code.
* * *tri·nu·cle·o·tide (')trī-'n(y)ü-klē-ə-.tīd n a nucleotide consisting of three mononucleotides in combination: CODON
* * *tri·nu·cleo·tide (tri-nooґkle-o-tīd) a polymer made up of three mononucleotides.
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trinucleotide — /truy nooh klee euh tuyd , nyooh /, n. Genetics. three linked nucleotides; triplet. [1915 20; TRI + NUCLEOTIDE] * * * … Universalium
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trinucleotide — tri•nu•cle•o•tide [[t]traɪˈnu kli əˌtaɪd, ˈnyu [/t]] n. biochem. gen three linked nucleotides; triplet • Etymology: 1915–20 … From formal English to slang
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