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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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Also called soluble RNA .

Origin of transfer RNA

First recorded in 1960–65
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British Dictionary definitions for transfer RNA

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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Medical definitions for transfer RNA

transfer RNA

n.
tRNA
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Scientific definitions for transfer RNA

transfer RNA
[ trănsfər ]

See under RNA.
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