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nucleic acid

noun [C or U] uk   /njuːˌkleɪ.ɪkˈæs.ɪd/  us   /nuː-/ specialized
a type of acid that exists in all living cells: DNA and RNA are both nucleic acids.
Translations of “nucleic acid”
in Vietnamese axit nucleic…
in Spanish ácido nucleico…
in Thai กรดนิวคลีอิก…
in Malaysian asid nukleik…
in Chinese (Traditional) (存在於生物細胞中的)核酸…
in Indonesian asam nukleit…
in Chinese (Simplified) (存在于生物细胞中的)核酸…
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