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transfer RNA


noun Genetics.

a small RNA molecule, consisting of a strand of nucleotides folded into a clover-leaf shape, that picks up an unattached amino acid within the cell cytoplasm and conveys it to the ribosome for protein synthesis. Abbreviation: tRNA

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Origin of transfer RNA

First recorded in 1960–65
Also called soluble RNA.
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British Dictionary definitions for soluble rna (1 of 2)

soluble RNA


noun

another name for transfer RNA

British Dictionary definitions for soluble rna (2 of 2)

transfer RNA


noun

biochem any of several soluble forms of RNA of low molecular weight, each of which transports a specific amino acid to a ribosome during protein synthesisSometimes shortened to: t-RNA Also called: soluble RNA See also messenger RNA, genetic code
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Medicine definitions for soluble rna

transfer RNA


n.

tRNA
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Science definitions for soluble rna

transfer RNA

[ trănsfər ]

See under RNA.
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