ribonucleic acid

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noun ri·bo·nu·cle·ic acid \ˌrī-bō-nu̇-ˈklē-ik-, -nyu̇-, -ˌklā-\

1930

First Known Use of ribonucleic acid

1930


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ribonucleic acid

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noun ri·bo·nu·cle·ic acid \ˌrī-bō-n(y)u̇-ˌklē-ik-, -ˌklā-\

Medical Definition of ribonucleic acid

  1. :  rna


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