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transfer RNA



Genetics.
a small RNA molecule, consisting of a strand of nucleotides folded into a clover-leaf shape, that picks up an unattached amino acid within the cell cytoplasm and conveys it to the ribosome for protein synthesis. Abbr.: tRNA

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

transferrintransfer station
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