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View in Spanish: ácido desoxirribonucleico

Deoxyribonucleic acid (dee-OK-see-RY-boh-noo-KLAY-ik A-sid)
The molecules inside cells that carry genetic information and pass it from one generation to the next. Also called DNA.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.