polyadenylic acid


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polyadenylic acid

(pŏl′ē-ăd′n-ĭl′ĭk)
n. Abbr. poly(A)
A polymer of adenosine nucleotides that is often attached to eukaryotic messenger RNA and stabilizes the molecule before transport from the nucleus into the cytoplasm.
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