1. nucleotide

noun. ['ˈnuːkliːəˌtaɪd'] a phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA).


  • adenosine triphosphate
  • AMP
  • deoxythymidine monophosphate
  • deoxyadenosine monophosphate
  • adenosine monophosphate
  • ADP
  • deoxycytidine monophosphate
  • muton
  • base
  • base pair
  • A
  • ATP
  • uracil
  • T
  • U
  • C
  • G
  • deoxyguanosine monophosphate
  • adenosine diphosphate
  • adenylic acid


  • noble
  • incidental
  • genuine
  • legitimate


  • -ide (English)
  • nucleo- (English)

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Sentences with nucleotide

1. Adjective
A nucleotide consists of a single sugar, a phosphate, and a nitrogen-containing base.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Each nucleotide has three parts: a 5-carbon ribose sugar, a phosphate group and a nitrogenous base.

3. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
Hot glue all red adenine nucleotide stick halves to the blue thymine stick halves to represent nucleotide base pairing.