messenger
noun Etymology: Middle English messangere, from Anglo-French messager, messanger, from message Date: 14th century 1. one who bears a message or does an errand: as a. archaic forerunner, herald b. a dispatch bearer in government or military service c. an employee who carries messages 2. a light line used in hauling a heavier line (as between ships) 3. a substance (as a hormone) that mediates a biological effect 4. messenger RNA

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