Adenine Definition

ădn-ēn, -ĭn
A white, crystalline purine base, C5H5N5, contained in the DNA, RNA, and ADP of all tissue: it links with thymine in the DNA structure.
Webster's New World
A purine base, C5 H5 N5 , that is the constituent involved in base pairing with thymine in DNA and with uracil in RNA.
American Heritage Medicine

(biochemistry, genetics) A base, C5H5N5, found in certain glands and tissues, which pairs with thymine in DNA and uracil in RNA.

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Origin of Adenine

  • From German Adenin, from Ancient Greek ἀδήν (adēn, “gland”) + -ine.

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