deoxyribonucleic acid

[ dee-ok-si-rahy-boh-noo-klee-ik, -nyoo-, -ok-si-rahy- ]
/ diˈɒk sɪˈraɪ boʊ nuˈkli ɪk, -nyu-, -ˌɒk sɪˌraɪ- /

noun Genetics.

DNA.

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Origin of deoxyribonucleic acid

First recorded in 1930–35; deoxy- + ribonucleic acid
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British Dictionary definitions for deoxyribonucleic acid

deoxyribonucleic acid

desoxyribonucleic acid

/ (diːˌɒksɪˌraɪbəʊnjuːˈkleɪɪk) /

noun

the full name for DNA
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Medical definitions for deoxyribonucleic acid

deoxyribonucleic acid
[ dē-ŏk′sē-rī′bō-nōō-klēĭk, -klā- ]

n.

DNA.
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Scientific definitions for deoxyribonucleic acid

deoxyribonucleic acid
[ dē-ŏk′sē-rī′bō-nōō-klēĭk ]

See DNA.
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