polyadenylate

noun
poly·​ad·​e·​nyl·​ate | \ ˌpäl-ē-ˌad-ᵊn-ˈil-ˌāt, -ə-ˈden-ə-ˌlāt \

Medical Definition of polyadenylate

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polyadenylate

transitive verb
polyadenylated; polyadenylating

Medical Definition of polyadenylate (Entry 2 of 2)

: to add one or more segments of poly(A) to some mechanism must exist in the cytoplasm for polyadenylating messenger RNA— Benjamin Lewin

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Transitive verb

polyadenylation \ -​ə-​ˌden-​ə-​ˈlā-​shən How to pronounce polyadenylation (audio) \ noun

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“Polyadenylate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/polyadenylate. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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