nucleotide etymology

English word nucleotide comes from English nucleo- (Forming words pertaining to nuclei.), English -ide

Detailed word origin of nucleotide

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
nucleo- English (eng) Forming words pertaining to nuclei.
-ide English (eng) A binary compound - bromide, arsenide, palladide.. Any of a group of related compounds - azide, polysaccharide, glycoside.. Any of a group of several elements - lanthanide.
nucleotide English (eng) (biochemistry) The monomer constituting DNA or RNA biopolymer molecules. Each nucleotide consists of a nitrogenous heterocyclic base (or nucleobase), which can be either a double-ringed purine or a single-ringed pyrimidine; a five-carbon pentose sugar (deoxyribose in DNA or ribose in RNA); and a phosphate group.

Words with the same origin as nucleotide

Descendants of nucleo-
carbonucleophile dinucleotide internucleotide mononucleotide nucleocentric nucleocosmochronology nucleocytoplasmic nucleocytoplasmically nucleokinesis nucleomegaly nucleometallation nucleophile nucleophilically nucleophilicity nucleoplasm nucleoskeletal nucleoskeleton nucleosome oligo oligonucleotide overgo polynucleosome trinucleosome trinucleotide
Descendants of -ide
arabinoside berthollide bromide caesium iodide chloride chromium diantimonide cyanide deoxynucleotide fluoride halide hydrobromide hydrochloride iodide nitrosyl fluoride polonide potassium chloride protochloride radionucleotide rubidium bromide salicide silicide tamanolide trichloride trisaccharide