messenger RNA


messenger RNA

noun

Definition of MESSENGER RNA

:  an RNA produced by transcription that carries the code for a particular protein from the nuclear DNA to a ribosome in the cytoplasm and acts as a template for the formation of that protein — compare transfer rna

First Known Use of MESSENGER RNA

1961

messenger RNA

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MESSENGER RNA

: an RNA produced by transcription that carries the code for a particular protein from the nuclear DNA to a ribosome in the cytoplasm and acts as a template for the formation of that protein—called also mRNA; compare transfer rna

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: mess hall
Previous Word in the Dictionary: messenger
All Words Near: messenger RNA

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up messenger RNA? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).