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    rna

    rna - Dictionary definition and meaning for word rna

    Definition
    (noun) (biochemistry) a long linear polymer of nucleotides found in the nucleus but mainly in the cytoplasm of a cell where it is associated with microsomes; it transmits genetic information from DNA to the cytoplasm and controls certain chemical processes in the cell
    Synonyms : ribonucleic acid
    Example Sentence
    • ribonucleic acid is the genetic material of some viruses
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