anticodon: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (an"tē-kō'don, an"tī-), [key]
— n. Genetics.
  1. a sequence of three nucleotides in a region of transfer RNA that recognizes a complementary coding triplet of nucleotides in messenger RNA during translation by the ribosomes in protein biosynthesis. Cf.
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