Definition of anticodon in English:

anticodon

Syllabification: an·ti·co·don
Pronunciation: /ˌantēˈkōdn, ˌantī-
 
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noun

Biochemistry
  • A sequence of three nucleotides forming a unit of genetic code in a transfer RNA molecule, corresponding to a complementary codon in messenger RNA.
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    • 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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