messenger RNA

messenger RNA

noun Genetics.
a single-stranded molecule of RNA that is synthesized in the nucleus from a DNA template and then enters the cytoplasm, where its genetic code specifies the amino acid sequence for protein synthesis. Abbreviation: mRNA

Origin:
1960–65

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messenger RNA
 
n
biochem transfer RNA See also genetic code Sometimes shortened to: mRNA a form of RNA, transcribed from a single strand of DNA, that carries genetic information required for protein synthesis from DNA to the ribosomes

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messenger RNA mes·sen·ger RNA (měs'ən-jər)
n.
See mRNA.

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messenger RNA   (měs'ən-jər)  Pronunciation Key 
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