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English noun: deoxyribonucleic acid

1. deoxyribonucleic acid (substance) (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

SamplesDNA is the king of molecules.

Synonymsdesoxyribonucleic acid, DNA

Broader (hypernym)polymer

Narrower (hyponym)cDNA, coding DNA, complementary DNA, episome, exon, intron, jumping gene, junk DNA, noncoding DNA, operon, recombinant deoxyribonucleic acid, recombinant DNA, sticky end, transposon

Part holonymbase pair, cistron, factor, gene, nucleic acid

Substance holonymA, adenine, C, cytosine, G, guanine, T, thymine

Domain categorybiochemistry

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