thymidine

noun
thy·​mi·​dine | \ ˈthī-mə-ˌdēn How to pronounce thymidine (audio) \

Definition of thymidine

: a nucleoside C10H14N2O5 that is composed of thymine and deoxyribose and occurs as a structural part of DNA

First Known Use of thymidine

1912, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thymidine

thymine + -idine

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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 3 Jul. 2022.

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thymidine

noun
thy·​mi·​dine | \ ˈthī-mə-ˌdēn How to pronounce thymidine (audio) \

Medical Definition of thymidine

: a nucleoside C10H14N2O5 that is composed of thymine and deoxyribose and occurs as a structural part of DNA

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