polyadenylic acid

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(polē ad′n ilik, pol′-)

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poly•ad•e•nylic acid  (polē ad′n ilik, pol′-),USA pronunciation [Biochem.]
  1. Biochemistry, Laboratorya homopolymer of adenylic acid enzymatically added to messenger RNA in eukaryotic cells to inhibit the hydrolytic breakdown of messenger RNA.
  • poly- + adenylic acid 1955–60

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