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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 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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transfer RNA in Medicine

transfer RNA n.
See tRNA.

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