RNA - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˌɑːr en ˈeɪ|
Brit.  |ɑːrɛnˈeɪ|


- (biochemistry) a long linear polymer of nucleotides found in the nucleus but mainly in the cytoplasm of a cell where it is associated with microsomes; it transmits genetic information from DNA to the cytoplasm and controls certain chemical processes in the cell (syn: rna)
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