Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

uridine

play
noun uri·dine \ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌdēn\

Definition of uridine

  1. :  a ribonucleoside C9H12N2O6 containing uracil that in the form of phosphate derivatives plays an important role in carbohydrate metabolism



Origin of uridine

International Scientific Vocabulary 1ur- + -idine


First Known Use: 1911


Medical Dictionary

uridine

play
noun uri·dine \ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌdēn\

Medical Definition of uridine

  1. :  a crystalline pyrimidine nucleoside C9H12N2O6 that is composed of uracil attached to ribose, that is derived by hydrolysis from nucleic acids, and that in the form of phosphate derivatives plays an important role in carbohydrate metabolism




Learn More about uridine

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "uridine"


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up uridine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 9, 2016

marked by high spirits and laughter

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

duvet pince-nez kittly-benders spindrift
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ