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transfer RNA

Syllabification: trans·fer RNA

Definition of transfer RNA in English:

noun

Biochemistry
RNA consisting of folded molecules that transport amino acids from the cytoplasm of a cell to a ribosome.
Example sentences
  • RNA molecules - mainly transfer RNA and ribosomal RNA - also evolve under structural constraints.
  • For deep levels of divergence, protein coding genes may be saturated at the amino acid level and highly conserved regions of ribosomal RNA and transfer RNA genes may be useful.
  • Of these, a few are transcribed, including clusters of ribosomal RNA, transfer RNA, and histone genes.

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