ribonucleic acid

ri·​bo·​nu·​cle·​ic acid | \ ˌrī-bō-nu̇-ˈklē-ik- How to pronounce ribonucleic acid (audio) , -nyu̇-, -ˌklā-\

Definition of ribonucleic acid

: rna

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Using evidence gathered from each of their fields, the experts began piecing together a vast universal puzzle, revealing new theories on the emergence of complex molecules such as RNA (ribonucleic acid). Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, "Life on Earth May Have Been Born From a Maelstrom of Molten Iron," 15 Jan. 2019 At the center of each virus is its genetic fingerprint (the ribonucleic acid, pink), surrounded by a protective protein shell (the nucleocapsid, yellow). Doug Criss, CNN, "5 things for March 28: North Korea & China, Sacramento, water park death, new organ," 28 Mar. 2018

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ribonucleic acid

ri·​bo·​nu·​cle·​ic acid | \ ˌrī-bō-n(y)u̇-ˌklē-ik- How to pronounce ribonucleic acid (audio) , -ˌklā- How to pronounce ribonucleic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of ribonucleic acid

: rna

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