Meaning of “DNA” in the English Dictionary


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DNAnoun [ U ]

us /ˈdiˌenˈeɪ/

biology abbreviation for deoxyribonucleic acid (= the chemical at the center of the cells of living things that controls the structure and purpose of each cell and carries genetic information during reproduction)

(Definition of “DNA” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)