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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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