Definitions and Synonyms of transfer rna | Another word for transfer rna | What is transfer rna?
Definition 1: RNA molecules present in the cell (in at least 20 varieties, each variety capable of combining with a specific amino acid) that attach the correct amino acid to the protein chain that is being synthesized at the ribosome of the cell (according to directions coded in the mRNA) - [noun denoting substance]
Synonyms for transfer rna in the sense of this definition
(transfer rna is a kind of ...) (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"