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pteridine

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noun pter·i·dine \ˈter-ə-ˌdēn\

Definition of pteridine

  1. :  a yellow crystalline bicyclic base C6H4N4; broadly :  any of a class of compounds (as the pterins) that have the bicyclic ring system of pteridine and include especially various animal pigments



Origin of pteridine

International Scientific Vocabulary pterin + -idine


First Known Use: 1943


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pteridine

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noun pter·i·dine \ˈter-ə-ˌdēn\

Medical Definition of pteridine

  1. :  a yellow crystalline bicyclic base C6H4N4 that is a structural constituent especially of various animal pigments




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