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nu•cle•o•tide



Pronunciation: (nOO'klē-u-tīd", nyOO'-), [key]
n. Biochem.
any of a group of molecules that, when linked together, form the building blocks of DNA or RNA: composed of a phosphate group, the bases adenine, cytosine, guanosine, and thymine, and a pentose sugar, in RNA the thymine base being replaced by uracil.

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