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Definition 1: (biochemistry) any of various macromolecules composed of nucleotide chains that are vital constituents of all living cells - [noun denoting substance]

(nucleic acid is a kind of ...) any very large complex molecule; found only in plants and animals

(... is part of nucleic acid) (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

"DNA is the king of molecules"

(... is part of nucleic acid) (biochemistry) a long linear polymer of nucleotides found in the nucleus but mainly in the cytoplasm of a cell where it is associated with microsomes; it transmits genetic information from DNA to the cytoplasm and controls certain chemical processes in the cell

"ribonucleic acid is the genetic material of some viruses"

(nucleic 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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