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"nucleic acid" in British English

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nucleic acidnoun [C or U]

uk   /njuːˌkleɪ.ɪkˈæs.ɪd/  us   /nuː-/ specialized
a ​type of acid that ​exists in all ​livingcells: DNA and ​RNA are both nucleic ​acids.
(Definition of nucleic acid from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​livingcells and ​contains the ​geneticinformationpassed from ​parents to ​children
(Definition of nucleic acid from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “nucleic acid”
in Spanish ácido nucleico…
in Vietnamese axit nucleic…
in Malaysian asid nukleik…
in Thai กรดนิวคลีอิก…
in Chinese (Simplified) (存在于生物细胞中的)核酸…
in Indonesian asam nukleit…
in Chinese (Traditional) (存在於生物細胞中的)核酸…
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