adenine


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ad·e·nine

 (ăd′n-ēn′, -ĭn)
n. Abbr. A
A purine base, C5H5N5, that is the constituent involved in base pairing with thymine in DNA and with uracil in RNA.

adenine

(ˈædənɪn; -ˌniːn; -ˌnaɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) a purine base present in tissues of all living organisms as a constituent of the nucleic acids DNA and RNA and of certain coenzymes; 6-aminopurine. Formula: C5H5N5; melting pt: 360–365°C

ad•e•nine

(ˈæd n ɪn, -ˌin, -ˌaɪn)

n.
a purine base, C5H5N5, one of the fundamental components of nucleic acids, forming a base pair with thymine in DNA and pairing with uracil in RNA. Symbol: A
[< German Adenin (1885); see adeno-, -ine2]

ad·e·nine

(ăd′n-ēn′)
A base that is a component of DNA and RNA, forming a base pair with thymine in DNA and a base pair with uracil in RNA during transcription.
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Noun1.adenine - (biochemistry) purine base found in DNA and RNAadenine - (biochemistry) purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with thymine in DNA and with uracil in RNA
biochemistry - the organic chemistry of compounds and processes occurring in organisms; the effort to understand biology within the context of chemistry
purine - any of several bases that are derivatives of purine
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"
ribonucleic acid, RNA - (biochemistry) a long linear polymer of nucleotides found in the nucleus but mainly in the cytoplasm of a cell where it is associated with microsomes; it transmits genetic information from DNA to the cytoplasm and controls certain chemical processes in the cell; "ribonucleic acid is the genetic material of some viruses"
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