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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Also called soluble RNA.
Origin of transfer RNA
First recorded in 1960–65
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British Dictionary definitions for soluble rna (1 of 2)
another name for transfer RNA
British Dictionary definitions for soluble rna (2 of 2)
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Medical definitions for soluble rna
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Scientific definitions for soluble rna
[ trăns′fər ]
See under RNA.
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