mononucleotide

noun
mono·​nu·​cle·​o·​tide | \-ˈnü-klē-ə-ˌtīd, -ˈnyü-\

Definition of mononucleotide 

: a nucleotide that is derived from one molecule each of a nitrogenous base, a sugar, and a phosphoric acid

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In elderly mice, the team showed that administering a compound called nicotinamide mononucleotide, or NMN, improved blood flow, increased endurance and reversed signs of aging. Melissa Healy, latimes.com, "This drug cocktail reduced signs of age-related diseases and extended life in mice and human cells," 10 July 2018 One of the most promising is NMN (nicotinamide mononucleotide), a form of vitamin B3 found in fruits and vegetables like avocado and broccoli. Anne-marie Guarnieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Future of Anti-Aging," 27 Oct. 2017

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1908, in the meaning defined above

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mononucleotide

noun
mono·​nu·​cle·​o·​tide | \-ˈn(y)ü-klē-ə-ˌtīd \

Medical Definition of mononucleotide 

: a nucleotide that is derived from one molecule each of a nitrogenous base, a sugar, and a phosphoric acid

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