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polyadenylic acid

[pol-ee-ad-n-il-ik, pol-] /ˈpɒl iˌæd nˈɪl ɪk, ˌpɒl-/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
a homopolymer of adenylic acid enzymatically added to messenger RNA in eukaryotic cells to inhibit the hydrolytic breakdown of messenger RNA.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; poly- + adenylic acid
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polyadenylic acid in Medicine

polyadenylic acid pol·y·ad·e·nyl·ic acid (pŏl'ē-ād'n-ĭl'ĭk)
n.
A polymer of adenylic acid attached to mRNA that stabilizes the molecule before transport from the nucleus into the cytoplasm.

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