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ribonucleic acid

[rahy-boh-noo-klee-ik as-id, -kley-, -nyoo-, rahy-]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. RNA.
Sometimes ribose nucleic acid.

Origin of ribonucleic acid

First recorded in 1930–35; ribo(se) + nucleic acid
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British Dictionary definitions for ribonucleic acid

ribonucleic acid

noun
  1. the full name of RNA

Word Origin

C20: from ribo (se) + nucleic acid
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ribonucleic acid in Medicine

ribonucleic acid

(rī′bō-nōō-klēĭk, -klā-)
n.
  1. RNA.
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ribonucleic acid in Science

ribonucleic acid

[rī′bō-nōō-klēĭk]
  1. See RNA.
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ribonucleic acid in Culture

ribonucleic acid

[(reye-boh-nooh-klee-ik)]

See RNA.

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