bromouracil

noun

bro·​mo·​ura·​cil ˌbrō-mō-ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌsil How to pronounce bromouracil (audio)
-səl
: a mutagenic uracil derivative C4H3N2O2Br that is an analog of thymine and pairs readily with adenine and sometimes with guanine

Word History

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bromouracil was in 1954

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“Bromouracil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bromouracil. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

bromouracil

noun
bro·​mo·​ura·​cil ˌbrō-mō-ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌsil, -səl How to pronounce bromouracil (audio)
: a mutagenic uracil derivative C4H3N2O2Br that is an analog of thymine and pairs readily with adenine and sometimes with guanine during bacterial or bacteriophage DNA synthesis
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