messenger RNA

noun

Definition of messenger RNA

  1. :  an RNA produced by transcription that carries the code for a particular protein from the nuclear DNA to a ribosome in the cytoplasm and acts as a template for the formation of that protein — compare transfer rna

First Known Use of messenger rna

1961


Medical Dictionary

messenger RNA

noun

Medical Definition of messenger RNA

  1. :  an RNA produced by transcription that carries the code for a particular protein from the nuclear DNA to a ribosome in the cytoplasm and acts as a template for the formation of that protein—called also mRNA; compare transfer rna


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