D. Harper. “Etymology of RNA.” Online Etymology Dictionary. https://www.etymonline.com/word/RNA (accessed $(datetime)).
updated on January 23, 2013
Definitions of RNA from WordNet
(biochemistry) a long linear polymer of nucleotides found in the nucleus but mainly in the cytoplasm of a cell where it is associated with microsomes; it transmits genetic information from DNA to the cytoplasm and controls certain chemical processes in the cell;
Synonyms: ribonucleic acid
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