pyrimidine

noun py·rim·i·dine \ pī-ˈri-mə-ˌdēn , pə- \

Definition of pyrimidine

1 : a feeble organic base C4H4N2 of penetrating odor
2 : a derivative of pyrimidine; especially : a base (such as cytosine, thymine, or uracil) that is a constituent of DNA or RNA

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pyrimidine

noun py·rim·i·dine \ pī-ˈrim-ə-ˌdēn, pə- \

medical Definition of pyrimidine

1 : a weakly basic organic compound C4H2N2 of penetrating odor that is composed of a single six-membered ring having four carbon atoms with nitrogen atoms in positions one and three
2 : a derivative of pyrimidine having its characteristic ring structure; especially : a base (as cytosine, thymine, or uracil) that is a constituent of DNA or RNA

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