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English noun: DNA

1. DNA (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.


Synonymsdeoxyribonucleic acid, desoxyribonucleic acid


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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