desoxyribonucleic acid

noun

des·​oxy·​ri·​bo·​nu·​cle·​ic acid de-ˌzäk-sē-ˈrī-bō-n(y)u̇-ˌklē-ik- How to pronounce desoxyribonucleic acid (audio)
-ˌklā-
: dna

Word History

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of desoxyribonucleic acid was in 1931

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desoxyribonucleic acid

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Cite this Entry

“Desoxyribonucleic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/desoxyribonucleic%20acid. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

desoxyribonucleic acid

noun
des·​oxy·​ri·​bo·​nu·​cle·​ic acid de-ˌzäk-sē-ˈrī-bō-n(y)u̇-ˌklē-ik- How to pronounce desoxyribonucleic acid (audio)
-ˌklā-
: dna
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