bromouracil

noun
bro·​mo·​ura·​cil | \ ˌbrō-mō-ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌsil How to pronounce bromouracil (audio) , -səl \

Definition of bromouracil

: a mutagenic uracil derivative C4H3N2O2Br that is an analog of thymine and pairs readily with adenine and sometimes with guanine

First Known Use of bromouracil

1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Bromouracil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bromouracil. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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bromouracil

noun
bro·​mo·​ura·​cil | \ ˌbrō-mō-ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌsil, -səl How to pronounce bromouracil (audio) \

Medical Definition of bromouracil

: 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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