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ribonucleoprotein

[ rahy-boh-noo-klee-oh-proh-teen, -tee-in, -nyoo- ]
/ ˌraɪ boʊˌnu kli oʊˈproʊ tin, -ti ɪn, -ˌnyu- /
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noun Biochemistry.
a substance composed of RNA in close association with protein; a nucleoprotein containing RNA. Abbreviation: RNP
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Origin of ribonucleoprotein

First recorded in 1935–40; ribo(se) + nucleoprotein
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