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poly(A)

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noun \ˌpä-lē-ˈā\

Definition of poly(A)

  1. :  RNA or a segment of RNA that is composed of a polynucleotide chain consisting entirely of adenylic acid residues and that codes for polylysine when functioning as messenger RNA in protein synthesis



Origin of poly(a)

poly- + adenylic acid


First Known Use: 1957


Medical Dictionary

poly(A)

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noun \ˈpäl-ē-ˈā\

Medical Definition of poly(A)

  1. :  RNA or a segment of RNA that is composed of a polynucleotide chain consisting entirely of adenine-containing nucleotides and that codes for polylysine when functioning as messenger RNA in protein synthesis—called also polyadenylate, polyadenylic acid




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