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uracil

noun ura·cil \ˈyr-ə-ˌsil, -səl\

Definition of URACIL

:  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 of URACIL

International Scientific Vocabulary 1ur- + acetic + -il (substance relating to)
First Known Use: 1890

uracil

noun ura·cil \ˈyr-ə-ˌsil, -səl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of URACIL

:  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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