HyperDic: nucleic_acid

English > 1 sense of the expression nucleic acid:
NOUNsubstancenucleic acid(biochemistry) any of various macromolecules composed of nucleotide chains that are vital constituents of all living cells
English > nucleic acid: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
Meaning(biochemistry) any of various macromolecules composed of nucleotide chains that are vital constituents of all living cells.
CategorybiochemistryThe organic chemistry of compounds and processes occurring in organisms
Part ofdeoxyribonucleic acid, desoxyribonucleic acid, DNA(biochemistry) a long linear polymer found in the nucleus of a cell and formed from nucleotides and shaped like a double helix
ribonucleic acid, RNA(biochemistry) a long linear polymer of nucleotides found in the nucleus but mainly in the cytoplasm of a cell where it is associated with microsomes
Broadermacromolecule, supermoleculeAny very large complex molecule
Spanishácido nucleico
Catalanàcid nucleic

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