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trinucleotide

Pronunciation: tri-nu'kle-o-tid

Definition: A combination of three adjacent nucleotides, free or in a polynucleotide or nucleic acid molecule; often used with specific reference to the unit (codon or anticodon) specifying a particular amino acid in expression of the genetic code.

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