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English noun: base pair

1. base pair (substance) one of the pairs of chemical bases joined by hydrogen bonds that connect the complementary strands of a DNA molecule or of an RNA molecule that has two strands; the base pairs are adenine with thymine and guanine with cytosine in DNA and adenine with uracil and guanine with cytosine in RNA

Broader (hypernym)base, nucleotide

Part meronymdeoxyribonucleic acid, desoxyribonucleic acid, DNA

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