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polyadenylation

Pronunciation: pol'e-ad'e-nil-a'shun

Definition:

  1. The process of formation of poly(adenylic acid).
  2. The covalent modification of a macromolecule (mRNA) by the formation of a polyadenylyl moiety covalently linked to the macromolecule.

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