Meaning of anticodon in English:


Pronunciation /ˌantɪˈkəʊdɒn/


  • A sequence of three nucleotides forming a unit of genetic code in a transfer RNA molecule, corresponding to a complementary codon in messenger RNA.

    ‘Nucleotides corresponding to the anticodon are boxed.’
    • ‘Corresponding anticodons are indicated by double line boxes.’
    • ‘These quantities indicate quite clearly the general effect of codon binding on the anticodon structure and fluctuations.’
    • ‘Their position between the second and third base of the anticodon is conserved, which also implies evolutionary age.’
    • ‘The anticodon contained in the tRNA determines which amino acid it will carry.’