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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The form of RNA that mediates the transfer of genetic information from the cell nucleus to ribosomes in the cytoplasm, where it serves as a template for protein synthesis. It is synthesized from a DNA template during the process of transcription.

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  • noun biochemistry RNA that encodes and carries information from DNA during transcription to sites of protein synthesis to undergo translation in order to yield a protein.

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