ribonucleic acid

[ rahy-boh-noo-klee-ik as-id, -kley-, -nyoo-, rahy- ]
/ ˈraɪ boʊ nuˈkli ɪk ˈæs ɪd, -ˈkleɪ-, -nyu-, ˌraɪ- /

noun Biochemistry.


Nearby words

  1. ribo-,
  2. riboflavin,
  3. riboflavin kinase,
  4. ribonuclease,
  5. ribonucleic,
  6. ribonucleoprotein,
  7. ribonucleoside,
  8. ribonucleotide,
  9. ribose,
  10. ribose 5-phosphate isomerase

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

/ (ˌraɪbəʊnjuːˈkliːɪk, -ˈkleɪ-) /

noun

the full name of RNA

Word Origin for ribonucleic acid

C20: from ribo (se) + nucleic acid

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Medicine definitions for ribonucleic acid

ribonucleic acid

[ rī′bō-nōō-klēĭk, -klā- ]

n.

RNA.

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Science definitions for ribonucleic acid

ribonucleic acid

[ rī′bō-nōō-klēĭk ]

See RNA.
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Culture definitions for ribonucleic acid

ribonucleic acid

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

See RNA.

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