uridine

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noun uri·dine \ ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌdēn \

Definition of uridine

:a ribonucleoside C9H12N2O6 containing uracil that in the form of phosphate derivatives plays an important role in carbohydrate metabolism

Origin and Etymology of uridine

International Scientific Vocabulary 1ur- + -idine


Medical Dictionary

uridine

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noun uri·dine \ ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌdēn \

medical Definition of uridine

:a ribonucleoside C9H12N2O6 containing uracil in the form of phosphate derivatives that plays an important role in carbohydrate metabolism

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