inosine

noun
ino·​sine | \ ˈi-nə-ˌsēn How to pronounce inosine (audio) , ˈī-, -sən How to pronounce inosine (audio) \

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 poly i entry c

First Known Use of inosine

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for inosine

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

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The first known use of inosine was in 1911

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“Inosine.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inosine. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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inosine

noun
ino·​sine | \ ˈin-ə-ˌsēn How to pronounce inosine (audio) , ˈī-nə- How to pronounce inosine (audio) , -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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