pteridine


pter·i·dine

noun \ˈter-ə-ˌdēn\

Definition of PTERIDINE

:  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

pter·i·dine

noun \ˈter-ə-ˌdēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PTERIDINE

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

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