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Genetics.
ribonucleic acid: any of a class of single-stranded molecules transcribed from DNA in the cell nucleus or in the mitochondrion or chloroplast, containing along the strand a linear sequence of nucleotide bases that is complementary to the DNA strand from which it is transcribed: the composition of the RNA molecule is identical with that of DNA except for the substitution of the sugar ribose for deoxyribose and the substitution of the nucleotide base uracil for thymine. Cf. messenger RNA, ribosomal RNA, transfer RNA.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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