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Definition 1: (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 - [noun denoting substance]

Samples where desoxyribonucleic acid or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • DNA is the king of molecules

Synonyms for desoxyribonucleic acid in the sense of this definition

(desoxyribonucleic acid is a kind of ...) a naturally occurring or synthetic compound consisting of large molecules made up of a linked series of repeated simple monomers

(... is a kind of desoxyribonucleic acid ) sequence of a eukaryotic gene's DNA that is not translated into a protein

(... is a kind of desoxyribonucleic acid ) genetically engineered DNA made by recombining fragments of DNA from different organisms

(... is a kind of desoxyribonucleic acid ) sequence of a gene's DNA that transcribes into protein structures

"exons are interspersed with introns"

(... is a kind of desoxyribonucleic acid ) an end of DNA in which one strand of the double helix extends a few units beyond the other

(... is a kind of desoxyribonucleic acid ) DNA that is not incorporated into the genome but is replicated together with the genome (especially in bacterial cells)

(... is a kind of desoxyribonucleic acid ) single-stranded DNA that is complementary to messenger RNA or DNA that has been synthesized from messenger RNA by reverse transcriptase

(... is a kind of desoxyribonucleic acid ) a segment of DNA that can become integrated at many different sites along a chromosome (especially a segment of bacterial DNA that can be translocated as a whole)

(... is a kind of desoxyribonucleic acid ) a segment of DNA containing adjacent genes including structural genes and an operator gene and a regulatory gene

(... is a kind of desoxyribonucleic acid ) stretches of DNA that do not code for genes

"most of the genome consists of junk DNA"

(desoxyribonucleic acid is a part of ...) (biochemistry) any of various macromolecules composed of nucleotide chains that are vital constituents of all living cells

(desoxyribonucleic acid is a part of ...) (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity

"genes were formerly called factors"

(desoxyribonucleic acid is a part of ...) one of the pairs of chemical bases joined by hydrogen bonds that connect the complementary strands of a DNA molecule or of an RNA molecule that has two strands; the base pairs are adenine with thymine and guanine with cytosine in DNA and adenine with uracil and guanine with cytosine in RNA

(desoxyribonucleic acid is made of the substance ...) a base found in DNA and RNA and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with guanine

(desoxyribonucleic acid is made of the substance ...) (biochemistry) purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with thymine in DNA and with uracil in RNA

(desoxyribonucleic acid is made of the substance ...) a purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with cytosine

(desoxyribonucleic acid is made of the substance ...) a base found in DNA (but not in RNA) and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with adenine

(desoxyribonucleic acid belongs to category ...) the organic chemistry of compounds and processes occurring in organisms; the effort to understand biology within the context of chemistry

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