Definition of ribonucleic acid in English:

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ribonucleic acid

Pronunciation: /ˌrībōnyo͞oˌklēik ˈasəd/

noun

See RNA.

Origin

1930s: ribonucleic from ribose + nucleic acid.

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Syllabification: ri·bo·nu·cle·ic ac·id

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