Definition of polyadenylate in English:

polyadenylate

noun

Biochemistry
  • A salt or ester, or the anion, of polyadenylic acid; the acid itself.

verb

Biochemistry
  • with object To attach a polyadenylate moiety to (a nucleotide, nucleic acid, etc.).

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. From poly- + adenylate<br>1970s; earliest use found in Quarterly Review of Biology. From polyadenylate.

Pronunciation

polyadenylate

/ˌpɒlɪəˈdɛnɪleɪt/