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- 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
RNAthat encodes and carries informationfrom DNAduring transcriptionto sites of protein synthesisto undergo translationin order to yield a protein.
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