Cytidine definition

sītĭ-dēn
A white crystalline nucleoside, C9 H13 N3 O5 , composed of one molecule each of cytosine and ribose.
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A white, crystalline nucleoside, C9H13N3O5, condensed from cytosine and ribose: it is a major component of RNA.
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A nucleoside, C9 H13 N3 O5 , composed of cytosine and ribose.
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(biochemistry, genetics) A nucleoside consisting of cytosine linked to ribose.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cytidine
Plural:
cytidines

Origin of cytidine

  • cyt(o)– –id(e) –ine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition