Definition of anticodon in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌantēˈkōdn/ /ˌantī-/


A sequence of three nucleotides forming a unit of genetic code in a transfer RNA molecule, corresponding to a complementary codon in messenger RNA.
Example sentences
  • Nucleotides corresponding to the anticodon are boxed.
  • Corresponding anticodons are indicated by double line boxes.
  • These quantities indicate quite clearly the general effect of codon binding on the anticodon structure and fluctuations.

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Syllabification: an·ti·co·don

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