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uracil

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noun ura·cil \ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌsil, -səl\

Definition of uracil

  1. :  a pyrimidine base C4H4N2O2 that is one of the four bases coding genetic information in the polynucleotide chain of RNA — compare adenine, cytosine, guanine, thymine



Origin and Etymology of uracil

International Scientific Vocabulary 1ur- + acetic + -il (substance relating to)


First Known Use: 1890


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uracil

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noun ura·cil \ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌsil, -səl\

Medical Definition of uracil

  1. :  a pyrimidine base C4H4N2O2 that is one of the four bases coding genetic information in the polynucleotide chain of RNA—compare adenine, cytosine, guanine, thymine




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