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messenger RNA

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noun Genetics.
  1. a single-stranded molecule of RNA that is synthesized in the nucleus from a DNA template and then enters the cytoplasm, where its genetic code specifies the amino acid sequence for protein synthesis. Abbreviation: mRNA

Origin of messenger RNA

First recorded in 1960–65
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British Dictionary definitions for messenger rna

messenger RNA

noun
  1. biochem a form of RNA, transcribed from a single strand of DNA, that carries genetic information required for protein synthesis from DNA to the ribosomesSometimes shortened to: mRNA See also transfer RNA, genetic code
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messenger rna in Medicine

messenger RNA

(mĕsən-jər)
n.
  1. mRNA

messenger rna in Science

messenger RNA

[mĕsən-jər]
  1. See under RNA.
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