Kilobase definition

kiləbās
A unit of length equal to the length of 1000 base pairs of a nucleic acid.
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A length of double-stranded DNA containing two thousand nucleotides, one thousand on each strand.
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A length of single-stranded RNA containing one thousand nucleotides.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
kilobase
Plural:
kilobases

Origin of kilobase

  • Formed through affixing the prefix kilo- (one thousand) to the noun base (colloquial for a nucleotide in DNA or RNA).

    From Wiktionary