thymidine

noun

thy·​mi·​dine ˈthī-mə-ˌdēn How to pronounce thymidine (audio)
: a nucleoside C10H14N2O5 that is composed of thymine and deoxyribose and occurs as a structural part of DNA

Examples of thymidine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The message these scientists describe includes a quick-and-dirty primer on the nature of human life itself, from the four base chemicals of DNA—adenosine, cytidine, guanosine, and thymidine—to the essential amino acids and glucose that help to power life itself. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 4 Apr. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

thymine + -idine

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thymidine was in 1912

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“Thymidine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thymidine. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

thymidine

noun
thy·​mi·​dine ˈthī-mə-ˌdēn How to pronounce thymidine (audio)
: a nucleoside C10H14N2O5 that is composed of thymine and deoxyribose and occurs as a structural part of DNA

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