ribonucleoprotein

noun

ri·​bo·​nu·​cleo·​pro·​tein ˌrī-bō-ˌnü-klē-ō-ˈprō-ˌtēn How to pronounce ribonucleoprotein (audio)
-ˈprō-tē-ən
: a nucleoprotein that contains RNA

Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ribonucleoprotein was in 1938

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“Ribonucleoprotein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ribonucleoprotein. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

ribonucleoprotein

noun
ri·​bo·​nu·​cleo·​pro·​tein -ˌn(y)ü-klē-ō-ˈprō-ˌtēn, -ˈprōt-ē-ən How to pronounce ribonucleoprotein (audio)
: a nucleoprotein that contains RNA
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