polyuridylic acid

noun
poly·​uri·​dyl·​ic acid | \ ˌpäl-ē-ˌyu̇r-ə-ˌdil-ik- How to pronounce polyuridylic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of polyuridylic acid

: 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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