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- (biochemistry) A derivative of DNA having ribose in place of deoxyribose, and uracil in place of thymine; its primary function is in the transcription of genetic material and subsequent synthesis of protein.
derivative of DNA, used in the transcription of genetic material
- nucleic acid
- deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)
- peptide nucleic acid (PNA)
- threose nucleic acid (TNA)
- glycol nucleic acid (GNA)