soluble RNA

transfer RNA

noun Genetics.
a small RNA molecule, consisting of a strand of nucleotides folded into a clover-leaf shape, that picks up an unattached amino acid within the cell cytoplasm and conveys it to the ribosome for protein synthesis. Abbreviation: tRNA
Also called soluble RNA.


Origin:
1960–65

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soluble RNA
 
n
another name for transfer RNA

transfer RNA
 
n
biochem messenger RNA See also genetic code Sometimes shortened to: t-RNA, Also called: soluble RNA any of several soluble forms of RNA of low molecular weight, each of which transports a specific amino acid to a ribosome during protein synthesis

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transfer RNA n.
See tRNA.

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transfer RNA   (trāns'fər)  Pronunciation Key 
See under RNA.
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