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n. Abbr. T
A pyrimidine base, C5H6N2O2, that is an essential constituent of DNA.
[thym(ic acid), acid obtained from the thymus + -ine.]
(Biochemistry) a white crystalline pyrimidine base found in DNA. Formula: C5H6N2O2
[C19: from thymic (see thymus) + -ine2]
thy•mine(ˈθaɪ min, -mɪn)
a pyrimidine base, C5H6N2O2, that is one of the principal components of DNA, in which it is paired with adenine. Symbol: T
A base that is a component of DNA. It forms a base pair with adenine.
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|Noun||1.||thymine - a base found in DNA (but not in RNA) and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with adenine|
deoxyribonucleic acid, desoxyribonucleic acid, DNA - (biochemistry) a long linear polymer found in the nucleus of a cell and formed from nucleotides and shaped like a double helix; associated with the transmission of genetic information; "DNA is the king of molecules"
pyrimidine - any of several basic compounds derived from pyrimidine