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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 ​carriesgeneticinformation during ​reproduction)
(Definition of DNA from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “DNA”
in Spanish ADN…
in Vietnamese ADN…
in Malaysian DNA…
in Thai ดีเอ็นเอ, กรดดีออกซีไรโบนิวคลีอิก…
in Chinese (Simplified) 脱氧核糖核酸…
in Turkish genetik bilgi içeren hücre, DNA…
in Russian ДНК…
in Indonesian DNA…
in Chinese (Traditional) 去氧核糖核酸…
in Polish DNA…
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