noun. a mixture inclusive of a nitrogenous base, a sugar, and at least one phosphate group. Nucleotides like a fp are imperative to metabolism. The nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) make up long chains of nucleotides.

NUCLEOTIDE: "The nucleotides of a cell are difficult to see with inexpensive, toy microscopes."
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