Dictionary

transfer RNA

transfer RNA

noun \ˈtran(t)s-ˌfər-\

Definition of TRANSFER RNA

:  a relatively small RNA that transfers a particular amino acid to a growing polypeptide chain at the ribosomal site of protein synthesis during translation —called also tRNA — compare messenger rna

First Known Use of TRANSFER RNA

1961

transfer RNA

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRANSFER RNA

:  a relatively small RNA that transfers a particular amino acid to a growing polypeptide chain at the ribosomal site of protein synthesis during translation—called also adapter RNA, soluble RNA, tRNA; compare messenger rna

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: transfer stampPrevious Word in the Dictionary: transferring machineAll Words Near: transfer RNA
March 03, 2015
thanatology Hear it
The study of death and grieving
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears