Noun Adenine Definition and Examples


Noun:

Adenine

Pronunciation:

/ˈadɪniːn/

Definition:
1.

noun

A compound which is one of the four constituent bases of nucleic acids. A purine derivative, it is paired with thymine in double-stranded DNA.
  1. 'The strands consist of sugar and phosphate groups, the sugars being attached to a base - adenine, thymine, guanine, or cytosine.'
  2. 'There are four types of nucleotides in DNA, each containing one of four bases - adenine, guanine, cytosine, or thymine.'


noun

1. Biochemistry. a purine base, C 5 H 5 N 5 , one of the fundamental components of nucleic acids, as DNA, in which it forms a base pair with thymine, and RNA, in which it pairs with uracil. Symbol:A.


Examples:

"There can be adenine parts."
"There can be adenine ns."
"There can be adenine moietieses."
"adenines can be by people/places/organizations."

Origin:
Late 19th century: coined in German from Greek adēn ‘gland’ + -ine.

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