polycytidylic acid

noun
poly·​cyt·​i·​dyl·​ic acid | \ ˌpäl-i-ˌsit-ə-ˈdil-ik- How to pronounce polycytidylic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of polycytidylic acid

: RNA or a segment of RNA that is composed of a polynucleotide chain consisting entirely of cytosine-containing nucleotides and that codes for a polypeptide chain consisting of proline residues when functioning as messenger RNA in protein synthesis

called also poly(C)

— see poly i entry c

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“Polycytidylic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/polycytidylic%20acid. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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