adenine

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ad·e·nine

noun \ˈa-də-ˌnēn\

Definition of ADENINE

:  a purine base C5H5N5 that codes hereditary information in the genetic code in DNA and RNA — compare cytosine, guanine, thymine, uracil

Origin of ADENINE

International Scientific Vocabulary; from its presence in glandular tissue
First Known Use: 1885

ad·e·nine

noun \ˈad-ən-ˌēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ADENINE

: a purine base C5H5N5 that codes hereditary information in the genetic code in DNA and RNA—compare cytosine, guanine, thymine, uracil

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adenine

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Organic compound of the purine family, often called a base, consisting of two rings, each containing both nitrogen and carbon atoms, and an amino group. It occurs free in tea and in combined form in nucleic acids, ATP, vitamin B, and several coenzymes. In DNA its complementary base is thymine. It or its corresponding nucleoside or nucleotide may be prepared from nucleic acids by selective techniques of hydrolysis.

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