Definition of Deoxyribonucleic acid

1. Noun. (biochemistry) a long linear polymer found in the nucleus of a cell and formed from nucleotides and shaped like a double helix; associated with the transmission of genetic information. "DNA is the king of molecules"

Definition of Deoxyribonucleic acid

1. Noun. (genetics biochemistry) A nucleic acid found in all living things (and some non-living, see virus); consists of a polymer formed from nucleotides which are shaped into a double helix; it is associated with the transmission of genetic information. ¹

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Medical Definition of Deoxyribonucleic acid

1. Deoxyribonucleic acid. The molecule that encodes genetic information in the nucleus of cells. It determines the structure, function and behaviour of the cell. DNA is a double-stranded molecule held together by weak bonds between base pairs of nucleotides. The four nucleotides in DNA contain the bases: adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C), and thymine (T). In nature, base pairs form only between A and T and between G and C, thus the base sequence of each single strand can be deduced from that of its partner. (10 Nov 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deoxyribonucleic Acid

deoxyribodipyrimidine photo-lyase
deoxyribonuclease I
deoxyribonuclease II
deoxyribonuclease S1
deoxyribonuclease bamhi
deoxyribonuclease ecori
deoxyribonuclease hindiii
deoxyribonuclease hpaii
deoxyribonucleic acid (current term)
deoxyribopyrimidine endonucleosidase
deoxyribopyrimidine triphosphatase
deoxyribose nucleic acid
deoxyribose nucleic acids
deoxyribose phosphate
deoxyribosephosphate aldolase

Literary usage of Deoxyribonucleic acid

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"deoxyribonucleic acid polymerase activity that prefers native DNA primer ... All procedures were carried out at 0° to 4°C. deoxyribonucleic acid polymerase ..."

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