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microRNA

Syllabification: mi·cro·RNA
Pronunciation: /ˌmīkrōˌärenˈā/

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Definition of microRNA in English:

noun

Genetics
A cellular RNA fragment that prevents the production of a particular protein by binding to and destroying the messenger RNA that would have produced the protein.

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