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triplet

 [trip´let]
1. one of three offspring produced at one birth.
2. a combination of three objects or entities acting together, as three lenses or three nucleotides.

trip·let

(trip'lĕt),
1. One of three children delivered at the same birth. Synonym(s): tridymus
2. A set of three similar objects, as a compound lens in a microscope, formed of three planoconvex lenses.
3. Synonym(s): codon

triplet

/trip·let/ (trip´let)
1. one of three offspring produced at one birth.
2. a combination of three objects or entities acting together, as three lenses or three nucleotides.
3. a triple discharge.

triplet

(trĭp′lĭt)
n.
1. A group or set of three of one kind.
2. One of three children born at one birth.
3. Genetics A unit of three successive nucleotides in a molecule of DNA or RNA that codes for a specific amino acid; a codon or anticodon.

triplet

[trip′lit]
Etymology: L, triplus
1 any one of three offspring born of the same gestation period during a single pregnancy. See also Hellin's law.
2 (in genetics) the unit of three consecutive bases in one polynucleotide chain of deoxyribonucleic acid or RNA that codes for a specific amino acid. See also codon, genetic code.

triplet

Obstetrics One of 3 children carried by one mother during the same gestational period

trip·let

(trip'lĕt)
1. One of three children delivered at the same birth.
2. A set of three similar objects, as a compound lens in a microscope, formed of three planoconvex lenses.
3. Synonym(s): codon.

codon

or

triplet

a group of three DNA nucleotide bases that codes for a specific amino acid in the related protein. see PROTEIN SYNTHESIS, GENETIC CODE.

triplet 

Lens system composed of three lenses as, for example, a convex crown glass lens cemented between two concave flint lenses. The aim of such a system is to minimize aberrations (Fig. T20). See doublet; orthoscopic eyepiece; achromatizing lens.
Fig. T20 Tripletenlarge picture
Fig. T20 Triplet

triplet

1. one of three offspring produced at one birth.
2. a combination of three objects or entities acting together, as three lenses or three nucleotides. See also codon.
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