ribonucleic acid

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

Definition of ribonucleic acid 

: rna

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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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1930, in the meaning defined above

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ribonucleic acid

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

Medical Definition of ribonucleic acid 

: rna

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