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mRNA
 
abbreviation for
messenger RNA

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mRNA (ěm'är-ěn-ā')
n.
RNA, synthesized from a DNA template during transcription, that mediates the transfer of genetic information from the cell nucleus to ribosomes in the cytoplasm, where it serves as a template for protein synthesis. Also called messenger RNA.

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mRNA  
Abbreviation of messenger RNA
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mRNA
messenger RNA
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Example sentences for mrna
During processing, dna is transcribed, or copied into a special rna, called mrna.
The ribosome mediates the formation of a polypeptide sequence based on the mrna sequence.
Within minutes, bacterial ribosomes start translating viral mrna into protein.
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