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A sequence of three adjacent nucleotides in transfer RNA that binds to a corresponding codon in messenger RNA and designates a specific amino acid during protein synthesis.
a three-base unit of genetic code contained in transfer RNA that corresponds to a codon region on messenger RNA, involved in genetic translation
an•ti•co•don(ˌæn tiˈkoʊ dɒn, ˌæn taɪ-)
a set of three nucleotide bases at the loop end of tRNA that forms base pairs with the codon of messenger RNA.