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nucleic

adj.

1892, in nucleic acid, translation of German Nukleinsäure (1889), from Nuklein "substance obtained from a cell nucleus" (see nucleus + -in (2)) + -ic.

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Examples from the Web for nucleic

Historical Examples

  • The synthesis of both types of nucleic acid are independent of each other.

    On Handling the Data

    M. I. Mayfield

  • We have found substantial evidence which demonstrates that there is no interconversion of the two types of nucleic acid.

    On Handling the Data

    M. I. Mayfield

  • Of the four basic components on the right, thymine occurs in the nucleic acid from the thymus gland.

  • Yeast is rich in nucleic acid, but this has not found any special applications.

  • Adenine and guanine are constituents of all nucleic acids (see below) and, hence, are found in all plant and animal tissues.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life

    Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher