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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 dna or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • DNA is the king of molecules

Synonyms for dna in the sense of this definition

(dna 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 dna ) sequence of a eukaryotic gene's DNA that is not translated into a protein

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

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

"exons are interspersed with introns"

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

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

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

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

"most of the genome consists of junk DNA"

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

(dna 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"

(dna 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

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

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

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

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

(dna 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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