dna
Noun

dna

  1. Alternative form of DNA

DNA
Noun

dna

  1. (biochemistry) A biopolymer of deoxyribonucleic acid (a type of nucleic acid) that has four different chemical groups, called bases: adenine, guanine, cytosine, and thymine.
  2. (informal) That part of a person's character that has a genetic origin.
  3. (figurative) The fundamental values or vision of an organization.
Translations
  • French: ADN
  • German: DNS, DNA
  • Italian: DNA
  • Portuguese: ADN
  • Russian: ДНК
  • Spanish: ADN
Proper noun
  1. Defense Nuclear Agency.
Verb

dna (dnas, present participle dnaing; past and past participle dnaed)

  1. To examine a sample of (someone's) deoxyribonucleic acid.
  2. (US, military) To put under a DNA order because of mental illness.



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