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kilobase

Syllabification: kil·o·base
Pronunciation: /ˈkiləˌbās
 
/
(abbreviation: kb)

Definition of kilobase in English:

noun

Biochemistry
(In expressing the lengths of nucleic acid molecules) 1,000 bases.
Example sentences
  • The numbers on the right refer to the positions of molecular length markers in kilobases.
  • This figure was used to convert subsequent contour measurements from nanometers to kilobases.
  • Intron lengths are given in kilobases and are not drawn to scale

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