nu·cle·ic acid

nu·cle·ic acid
/nʊˈkliːjık-/ noun, pl ⋯ acids [count]
technical : any of various acids (such as DNA or RNA) that are found in living cells

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  • de|ox|y|ri|bo|nu|cle|ic acid — «dee OK suh RY boh noo KLEE ihk, nyoo », an acid found in the nucleus of all living cells. It is the substance of which most genes are made and is chiefly responsible for the transmission of inherited characteristics; thymus nucleic acid. A… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ri|bo|nu|cle|ic acid — «RY boh noo KLEE ihk, nyoo », a complex chemical compound, a nucleic acid, found in the cytoplasm and sometimes in the nuclei of all living cells. It consists of long chains of repeating units of ribose combined with phosphoric acid and several… …   Useful english dictionary

  • des|ox|y|ri|bo|nu|cle|ic acid — «dehs OK suh RY boh noo KLEE ihk, nyoo », = deoxyribonucleic acid. (Cf. ↑deoxyribonucleic acid) …   Useful english dictionary

  • de·oxy·ri·bo·nu·cle·ic acid — /diˈɑːksiˌraıboʊnuˈkliːjık / noun [noncount] technical : dna …   Useful english dictionary

  • ri·bo·nu·cle·ic acid — /ˌraıboʊnʊˈkliːjık , Brit ˌraıbəʊnjʊˈkliːjık / noun [noncount] technical : rna …   Useful english dictionary

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  • deoxyribonucleic acid — The type of nucleic acid containing deoxyribose as the sugar component and found principally in the nuclei (chromatin, chromosomes) and mitochondria of animal and plant cells, usually loosely bound to protein (hence the …   Medical dictionary

  • ribonucleic acid — A macromolecule consisting of ribonucleoside residues connected by phosphate from the 3′ hydroxyl of one to the 5′ hydroxyl of the next nucleoside. RNA is found in all cells, in both nuclei and cytoplasm and in particulate and nonparticulate form …   Medical dictionary

  • Nucleic acid — One of the molecules in the chromosomes of living cells and viruses that plays a central role in the storage and replication of hereditary information and in the expression of this information through protein synthesis. The two chief types of… …   Medical dictionary

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