name: piRNA metabolic process
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def: "The chemical reactions and pathways involving piRNAs, Piwi-associated RNAs, a class of 24- to 30-nucleotide RNA derived from repeat or complex DNA sequence elements and processed by a Dicer-independent mechanism." [GOC:kmv]
synonym: "piRNA metabolism" EXACT 
synonym: "Piwi-associated RNA metabolic process" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0034660 ! ncRNA metabolic process
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