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Pronunciation: an′tē-kō′don

Definition: The trinucleotide sequence complementary to a codon found in one loop of a tRNA molecule; if a codon is A—G—C, its anticodon is U (or T)—C—G. The complementarity principle arises from Watson-Crick base-pairing, in which A is complementary to U (or T) and G is complementary to C. Sometimes called “nodoc.”

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