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anticodon

 [an″te-, an″ti-ko´don]
a triplet of nucleotides in transfer RNA that is complementary to the codon in messenger RNA that specifies the amino acid.
 Anticodon. The three nucleotides (shaded) on a transfer RNA bind to a complementary messenger RNA codon. From Dorland's, 2000.

an·ti·co·don

(an'tē-kō'don),
The trinucleotide sequence complementary to a codon found in one loop of a tRNA molecule; for example, 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."

anticodon

/an·ti·co·don/ (-ko´don) a triplet of nucleotides in transfer RNA that is complementary to the codon in messenger RNA which specifies the amino acid.
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Anticodon. The three nucleotides (pink) on a transfer RNA bind to a complementary messenger RNA codon.

anticodon

(ăn′tē-kō′dŏn, ăn′tī-)
n.
A sequence of three adjacent nucleotides in transfer RNA that binds to a corresponding codon in messenger RNA and designates a specific amino acid during protein synthesis.

anticodon

[an′tikō′don]
Etymology: Gk, anti + caudex, book
a sequence of three nucleotides found in transfer RNA. Each anticodon pairs complementarily with a specific codon of messenger RNA during protein synthesis and specifies a particular amino acid in the protein. See also genetic code, transcription, translation.

an·ti·co·don

(an'tē-kō'don)
The trinucleotide sequence complementary to a codon found in one loop of a tRNA molecule; e.g., 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."

anticodon

A sequence of three nucleotides in transfer RNA complementary to the three nucleotides in a codon on messenger RNA. The anticodon specifies a particular amino acid which is selected and assembled for protein synthesis.

anticodon

see TRANSFER RNA.

anticodon

a triplet of nucleotides in transfer RNA that is complementary to the codon in messenger RNA which specifies the amino acid.