Glossary Term:

Title

deoxyribonucleic acid

Phonetic

dee-<b>ok</b>-see-<b>ri</b>-bo-noo-<b>KLEE</b>-ick

Description

also called DNA. The genetic “blueprint” found in the nucleus (center) of each cell. DNA holds genetic information on cell growth, division, and function. See also mutation.