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deoxyribonucleic acid

deoxyribonucleic acid

noun de·oxy·ri·bo·nu·cle·ic acid \(ˌ)dē-ˈäk-si-ˌrī-bō-n(y)-ˌklē-ik-, -ˌklā-\

Definition of DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACID

:  dna

Origin of DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACID

deoxyribose + nucleic acid
First Known Use: 1938

deoxyribonucleic acid

noun de·oxy·ri·bo·nu·cle·ic acid \(ˈ)dē-ˈäk-si-ˌrī-bō-n(y)-ˌklē-ik-, -ˌklā-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACID

:  dna

Variants of DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACID

de·oxy·ri·bo·nu·cle·ic acid also des·oxy·ri·bo·nu·cle·ic acid \(ˈ)des-\

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