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Noun: RNA
  1. (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
    "RNA is the genetic material of some viruses";
    - ribonucleic acid

Derived forms: RNAs

Type of: polymer

Encyclopedia: RNA