Definition of adenosine
: a nucleoside C10H13N5O4 that is a constituent of RNA and yields adenine and ribose on hydrolysis
Recent Examples of adenosine from the Web
Cronstein’s experience with adenosine goes back decades.
Caffeine blocks a neuro-transmitter called adenosine, that has a calming, slowing effect on the brain.
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Origin and Etymology of adenosine
International Scientific Vocabulary, blend of adenine and ribose
First Known Use: circa 1909See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of adenosine
: a nucleoside C10H13N5O4 that is a constituent of RNA yielding adenine and ribose on hydrolysis
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