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thymine

noun thy·mine \ˈthī-ˌmēn\

Definition of THYMINE

:  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 of THYMINE

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin thymus
First Known Use: 1894
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thymine

noun thy·mine \ˈthī-ˌmēn\

Medical Definition of THYMINE

:  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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