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ribonucleic acid

[rahy-boh-noo-klee-ik, -kley-, -nyoo-, rahy-] /ˈraɪ boʊ nuˈkli ɪk, -ˈkleɪ-, -nyu-, ˌraɪ-/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
RNA.
Also, ribose nucleic acid.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; ribo(se) + nucleic acid
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British Dictionary definitions for ribonucleic acid

ribonucleic acid

/ˌraɪbəʊnjuːˈkliːɪk; -ˈkleɪ-/
noun
1.
the full name of RNA
Word Origin
C20: from ribo(se) + nucleic acid
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ribonucleic acid in Medicine

ribonucleic acid ri·bo·nu·cle·ic acid (rī'bō-nōō-klē'ĭk, -klā'-, -nyōō-)
n.
RNA.

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ribonucleic acid in Science
ribonucleic acid
  (rī'bō-n-klē'ĭk)   
See RNA.
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ribonucleic acid in Culture
ribonucleic acid [(reye-boh-nooh-klee-ik)]

See RNA.

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