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Noun: nucleic acid
  1. (biochemistry) any of various macromolecules composed of nucleotide chains that are vital constituents of all living cells

Derived forms: nucleic acids

Type of: macromolecule, supermolecule

Part of: deoxyribonucleic acid, desoxyribonucleic acid, DNA, ribonucleic acid, RNA

Encyclopedia: Nucleic acid