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Anticodon

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Definition

noun, plural: anticodons

A sequence of three adjacent nucleotides located on one end of transfer RNA. It bounds to the complementary coding triplet of nucleotides in messenger RNA during translation phase of protein synthesis.


Supplement

For example the anticodon for Glycine is CCC that binds to the codon (which is GGG) of mRNA.


See also: codon, tRNA