small nuclear RNA
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small nu·cle·ar RNA (snRNA),
small RNA (that is, about 90-300 nucleotides long) in the nucleus believed to have a role in RNA processing and cellular architecture.
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small nuclear RNA (snRNA)short eucaryotic RNA molecule found in the nucleus, involved in the SPLICING of specific types of INTRON in PRIMARY mRNA molecules. Also called U-RNA, since it is rich in URIDINE NUCLEOTIDES.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005