nascent ribonucleic acid
nascent ribonucleic acid[¦nās·ənt ¦rī·bō·nü‚klē·ik ′as·əd]
(cell and molecular biology)
A ribonucleic acid (RNA) molecule in the process of being synthesized.
A complete, newly synthesized RNA molecule before any alterations have been made.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.