Definitions for "nucleic acid"
A natural or synthetic polymer consisting of chains of ribonucleotide or deoxyribonucleotide units.
A polynucleotide polymer consisting of deoxyribunucleotide units (DNA) or ribonucleotide units (RNA) joined by phosphodiester bonds.
A large molecule made up of a sequence of phosphorylated nitrogen-containing bases. The two main types of nucleic acid are DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), found mainly in cell nuclei, and RNA (ribonucleic acid), found mostly in cytoplasm.
Keywords:  polynucleotide, see
see Polynucleotide.
compounds that direct the course of protein synthesis, thereby regulating cell activity
a complex organic compound found in all living organisms