polyuridylic acid

noun

poly·​uri·​dyl·​ic acid ˌpäl-ē-ˌyu̇r-ə-ˌdil-ik- How to pronounce polyuridylic acid (audio)
: RNA or a segment of RNA that is composed of a polynucleotide chain consisting entirely of uracil-containing nucleotides and that codes for a polypeptide chain consisting of phenylalanine residues when functioning as messenger RNA in protein synthesis

called also poly(U)

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“Polyuridylic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/polyuridylic%20acid. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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