inosine

noun ino·sine \ ˈi-nə-ˌsēn , ˈī- , -sən \

Definition of inosine

: a nucleoside C10H12N4O5 that is composed of hypoxanthine and ribose, that in the form of its monophosphate is a biosynthetic precursor of both AMP and its guanosine analog, and that binds to adenine, cytosine, or uracil especially in some transfer RNAs — compare cpoly i

Origin and Etymology of inosine

International Scientific Vocabulary inosinic acid (the acid C10H13N4O8P; inosinic, from Greek in-, is sinew + International Scientific Vocabulary 2-ose + 1-in + 1-ic) + 2-ine


Medical Dictionary

inosine

noun ino·sine \ ˈin-ə-ˌsēn , ˈī-nə- , -sən \

medical Definition of inosine

: a crystalline nucleoside C10H12N4O5 that is composed of hypoxanthine and ribose, that in the form of its monophosphate is a biosynthetic precursor of both AMP and its guanosine analog, and that binds to adenine, cytosine, or uracil especially in some transfer RNAs

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