nucleotide pair


nucleotide pair
   A pair of nucleotides (one in each strand of DNA) that are joined by hydrogen bonds.

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  • base pair — base′ pair′ n. biochem. gen any two of the nucleotide bases that readily form weak bonds with each other, bringing together strands of DNA or RNA and linking codons with anticodons during translation of the genetic code …   From formal English to slang

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