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

Origin and Etymology of uracil

International Scientific Vocabulary 1ur- + 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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