transfer RNA

noun \ ˈtran(t)s-ˌfər- \

Definition of transfer RNA

:a relatively small RNA that transfers a particular amino acid to a growing polypeptide chain at the ribosomal site of protein synthesis during translation called also tRNA; compare messenger rna

First Known Use of transfer rna

1961


Medical Dictionary

transfer RNA

noun

medical Definition of transfer RNA

:a relatively small RNA that transfers a particular amino acid to a growing polypeptide chain at the ribosomal site of protein synthesis during translation called also adapter RNA, soluble RNA, tRNA; compare messenger rna

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