cy·​ti·​dine | \ ˈsi-tə-ˌdēn How to pronounce cytidine (audio) , ˈsī- How to pronounce cytidine (audio) \

Definition of cytidine

: a nucleoside containing cytosine

Examples of cytidine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Creating this second base editor was harder than the first because an equivalent to the cytidine deaminase used by Dr Liu, which would be needed to pull it off, does not exist in nature. The Economist, "BiotechnologyGene editing takes another step forward," 26 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of cytidine

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cytidine

cytosine + -idine

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“Cytidine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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cy·​ti·​dine | \ ˈsit-ə-ˌdēn How to pronounce cytidine (audio) , ˈsīt- How to pronounce cytidine (audio) \

Medical Definition of cytidine

: a nucleoside containing cytosine

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