Anticodon

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anticodon

[¦an·tē¦kō‚dän]
(genetics)
A three-nucleotide sequence in transfer RNA that complements the codon in messenger RNA.

Anticodon

 

part of the transfer ribonucleic acid or tRNA (in Russian, transport RNA or t-RNA), consisting of three unpaired (free bond) nucleotides. This section is specifically paired with the codon of messenger RNA or mRNA (in Russian, information RNA or i-RNA), which assures the proper arrangement of each amino acid during protein synthesis.