pyrazine(redirected from Pyrazine ring)
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1. A crystalline organic base, C4H4N2, having a six-member aromatic ring in which the first and fourth atoms are nitrogen and the rest are carbon.
2. Any of a group of compounds derived from or structurally related to this base. Pyrazines occur in pteridines, some vitamins, and certain dyes such as phenazine.
[German Pyrazin, blend of Pyridin, pyridine and az(o)-, azo-.]
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