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1. subunit

noun. a monetary unit that is valued at a fraction (usually one hundredth) of the basic monetary unit.

Synonyms

  • piaster
  • ore
  • fils
  • piastre
  • fractional monetary unit
  • centavo
  • centimo
  • sen
  • cent
  • centime
  • paisa
  • penny
  • centesimo

Etymology

  • sub- (English)
  • unit (English)

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Sentences with subunit


1. Noun, singular or mass
Each ribosome in the cytoplasm or attached to endoplasmic reticulum consists of a large and a small subunit; these only come together when the ribosome is active in transcription.

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