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transfer RNA

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noun Genetics.
  1. 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 transfer rna

transfer RNA

noun
  1. 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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transfer RNA

[trănsfər]
  1. See under RNA.
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