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thymine

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noun thy·mine \ˈthī-ˌmēn\

Definition of thymine

  1. :  a pyrimidine base C5H6N2O2 that is one of the four bases coding genetic information in the polynucleotide chain of DNA — compare adenine, cytosine, guanine, uracil



Origin and Etymology of thymine

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin thymus


First Known Use: 1894


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thymine

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noun thy·mine \ˈthī-ˌmēn\

Medical Definition of thymine

  1. :  a pyrimidine base C5H6N2O2 that is one of the four bases coding genetic information in the polynucleotide chain of DNA—compare adenine, cytosine, guanine, uracil



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