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adenine

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noun ad·e·nine \ˈa-də-ˌnēn\

Definition of adenine

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



Origin and Etymology of adenine

International Scientific Vocabulary; from its presence in glandular tissue


First Known Use: 1885


Medical Dictionary

adenine

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noun ad·e·nine \ˈad-ən-ˌēn\

Medical Definition of adenine

  1. :  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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Learn More about adenine

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of adenine Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about adenine


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