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DNA

noun [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)
Translations of “DNA”
in Vietnamese ADN…
in Spanish ADN…
in Thai ดีเอ็นเอ, กรดดีออกซีไรโบนิวคลีอิก…
in Malaysian DNA…
in Chinese (Traditional) 去氧核糖核酸…
in Indonesian DNA…
in Russian ДНК…
in Turkish genetik bilgi içeren hücre, DNA…
in Chinese (Simplified) 脱氧核糖核酸…
in Polish DNA…
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