poly(A)
noun Etymology: poly- + adenylic acid Date: 1957 RNA or a segment of RNA that is composed of a polynucleotide chain consisting entirely of adenylic acid residues and that codes for polylysine when functioning as messenger RNA in protein synthesis

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  • poly(A) — polyadenylic acid * * * poly(A) päl ē ā n RNA or a segment of RNA that is composed of a polynucleotide chain consisting entirely of adenine containing nucleotides and that codes for polylysine when functioning as messenger RNA in protein… …   Medical dictionary

  • poly-A — noun A polynucleotide all of whose bases are adenine. See Also: poly(C), poly(G), poly(U) …   Wiktionary

  • poly(A) — ¦pälēˈā noun ( s) Etymology: poly + adenylic acid : RNA or a segment of RNA that is composed of a polynucleotide chain consisting only of adenine containing nucleotides and that codes for polylysine when functioning as messenger RNA in protein… …   Useful english dictionary

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