deoxyribonucleic acid

deoxyribonucleic acid (uncountable) (abbreviation DNA)

  1. (genetics, biochemistry) A nucleic acid found in all living things (and some non-living, see virus); consists of a polymer formed from nucleotides which are shaped into a double helix; it is associated with the transmission of genetic information.
    Synonyms: deoxyribose nucleic acid, desoxyribose nucleic acid, double helix
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