uracil

noun
ura·​cil | \ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌsil, -səl\

Definition of uracil 

: a pyrimidine base C4H4N2O2 that is one of the four bases coding genetic information in the polynucleotide chain of RNA — compare adenine, cytosine, guanine, thymine

First Known Use of uracil

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for uracil

International Scientific Vocabulary ur- entry 1 + acetic + -il (substance relating to)

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uracil

noun
ura·​cil | \ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌsil, -səl \

Medical Definition of uracil 

: a pyrimidine base C4H4N2O2 that is one of the four bases coding genetic information in the polynucleotide chain of RNA — compare adenine, cytosine, guanine, thymine

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