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transfer RNA

noun, Genetics.
1.
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
1960-1965
1960-65
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British Dictionary definitions for soluble rna

soluble RNA

noun
1.
another name for transfer RNA

transfer RNA

noun
1.
(biochem) 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 Sometimes shortened to t-RNA Also called soluble RNA See also messenger RNA, genetic code
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soluble rna in Medicine

transfer RNA n.
See tRNA.

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soluble rna in Science
transfer RNA
  (trāns'fər)   
See under RNA.
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