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

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