guanine

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noun gua·nine \ˈgwä-ˌnēn\

Definition of guanine

  1. :  a purine base C5H5N5O that codes genetic information in the polynucleotide chain of DNA or RNA — compare adenine, cytosine, thymine, uracil

Origin and Etymology of guanine

guano + -ine; from its being found especially in guano


First Known Use: 1850


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guanine

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noun gua·nine \ˈgwän-ˌēn\

Medical Definition of guanine

  1. :  a purine base C5H5N5O that codes genetic information in the polynucleotide chain of DNA or RNA—compare adenine, cytosine, thymine, uracil

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