Adenine meaning

ădn-ēn, -ĭn
A purine base, C5 H5 N5 , that is the constituent involved in base pairing with thymine in DNA and with uracil in RNA.
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A white, crystalline purine base, C5H5N5, contained in the DNA, RNA, and ADP of all tissue: it links with thymine in the DNA structure.
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A purine base, C5 H5 N5 , that is the constituent involved in base pairing with thymine in DNA and with uracil in RNA.
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A purine base that is a component of DNA and RNA, forming a base pair with thymine in DNA and with uracil in RNA. Adenine is also part of other biologically important compounds, such as ATP, NAD, and vitamin B-12, and occurs in tea. Chemical formula: C5H5N5.
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(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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