mononucleotide

noun

mono·​nu·​cle·​o·​tide ˌmä-nə-ˈnü-klē-ə-ˌtīd How to pronounce mononucleotide (audio)
-ˈnyü-
: a nucleotide that is derived from one molecule each of a nitrogenous base, a sugar, and a phosphoric acid

Examples of mononucleotide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sinclair also takes 1 gram of NMN, or nicotinamide mononucleotide, which in the body turns into NAD+, or nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 2 June 2022 Two forms of vitamin B3 — nicotinamide riboside (NR) and nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) — are receiving attention for their purported effectiveness at increasing NAD levels. Washington Post, 26 Nov. 2019 On another front, a small human study recently tested the effects of NMN (nicotinamide mononucleotide), a chemical that in a 2013 Harvard study revitalized mitochondria — the power plants inside cells — in aging mice. San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 July 2019 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, 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, 27 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mononucleotide was in 1908

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“Mononucleotide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mononucleotide. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

mononucleotide

noun
mono·​nu·​cle·​o·​tide -ˈn(y)ü-klē-ə-ˌtīd How to pronounce mononucleotide (audio)
: a nucleotide that is derived from one molecule each of a nitrogenous base, a sugar, and a phosphoric acid

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