Definition of ribonucleic acid in English:

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ribonucleic acid

Pronunciation: /ˌrʌɪbə(ʊ)njuːˈkleɪɪk ˈasɪd/
Pronunciation: /ˌrʌɪbə(ʊ)njuːˈkliːɪk ˈasɪd/


See RNA.


1930s: ribonucleic from ribose + nucleic acid.

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