messenger ribonucleic acid


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messenger ribonucleic acid

[′mes·ən·jər ¦rī·bō·nü′klē·ik ′as·əd]
(neuroscience)
A linear sequence of nucleotides which is transcribed from and complementary to a single strand of deoxyribonucleic acid and which carries the information for protein synthesis to the ribosomes. Abbreviated mRNA.
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These particles are several times smaller than a normal cell and contain genetic information such as messenger ribonucleic acid (RNA), other species of RNA and protein.