See also: dna
- (biochemistry) A biopolymer of deoxyribonucleic acid (a type of nucleic acid) that has four different chemical groups, called bases: adenine, guanine, cytosine, and thymine.
- (informal) That part of a person's character that has a genetic origin.
- (figuratively) The fundamental values or vision of an organization.
- Did not answer
- Did not arrive (used when someone fails to keep an appointment)
- Did not attend
- Do not assume
- Does not apply
- Drugs 'n' alcohol
- (US, military) Do not arm.
- To examine a sample of (someone's) deoxyribonucleic acid.
- 2004, Michael Sheridan, Death in December: The Story of Sophie Toscan Du Plantier, page 194:
- The barrister went on to say that his client remains persecuted and victimised. He has been DNAed; his hair, his blood and his clothes."
- 2008, Matthew Stokoe, Dennis Cooper, High Life, page 261:
- The only way we're gonna know is if we DNA him against the spunk in Karen.
- (US, military) To put under a DNA order because of mental illness.
- 2018, Jeanne Marie Laskas, To Obama, With love, joy, hate and despair, →ISBN, page 239:
- She had her weapons back. She wasn't DNA'd anymore.
abbreviation of deoxyribonucleic acid (see deoxyribonucleic acid for full forms)
- desoxyribonucleïnezuur (deoxyribonucleic acid)
Declension of DNA (type maa)
- Dernière Nouvelles d'Alsace ("Latest News from Alsace"), a French periodical.
- RNA (āruenuē)
DNA m or n (indeclinable)
- DNA in Polish dictionaries at PWN