cytosine

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noun cy·to·sine \ˈsī-tə-ˌsēn\

Definition of cytosine

  1. :  a pyrimidine base C4H5N3O that codes genetic information in the polynucleotide chain of DNA or RNA — compare adenine, guanine, thymine, uracil

Origin and Etymology of cytosine

International Scientific Vocabulary cyt- + -ose + 2-ine


First Known Use: 1894


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cytosine

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noun cy·to·sine \ˈsīt-ə-ˌsēn\

Medical Definition of cytosine

  1. :  a pyrimidine base C4H5N3O that codes genetic information in the polynucleotide chain of DNA or RNA—compare adenine, guanine, thymine, uracil

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