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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

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