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phosphodiester bond

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The covalent chemical bond that holds together the polynucleotide chains of RNA and DNA by joining a carbon in the pentose sugar of one nucleotide to a carbon in the pentose sugar of the adjacent nucleotide.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

phospho- + di-1 + ester.

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