deoxyribonucleic acid

noun de·oxy·ri·bo·nu·cle·ic acid \ (ˌ)dē-ˈäk-si-ˌrī-bō-n(y)u̇-ˌklē-ik- , -ˌklā- \

Origin and Etymology of deoxyribonucleic acid

deoxyribose + nucleic acid


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deoxyribonucleic acid

noun de·oxy·ri·bo·nu·cle·ic acid \ (ˈ)dē-ˈäk-si-ˌrī-bō-n(y)u̇-ˌklē-ik-, -ˌklā- \
variants: also desoxyribonucleic acid play \(ˈ)des-\

medical Definition of deoxyribonucleic acid

: dna

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