oligonucleotide

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ol·i·go·nu·cle·o·tide

 (ŏl′ĭ-gō-no͞o′klē-ə-tīd, -nyo͞o′-, ō′lĭ-)
n.
A short polymer of two to twenty nucleotides.

oligonucleotide

(ˌɒlɪɡəʊˈnjuːklɪəˌtaɪd)
n
(Biochemistry) a polymer consisting of a small number of nucleotides

ol•i•go•nu•cle•o•tide

(ˌɒl ɪ goʊˈnu kli əˌtaɪd, -ˈnyu-)

n.
a chain of a few nucleotides.
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