Meaning of “nucleic acid” in the English Dictionary

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nucleic acidnoun [ C/U ]

/nuˈkli·ɪk ˈæs·ɪd, -ˈkleɪ-/

biology a type of acid, for example, DNA and RNA, that is found in all living cells and contains the genetic information passed from parents to children

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