Thymidine definition

thīmĭ-dēn
A nucleoside, C10 H14 N2 O5 , composed of thymine and deoxyribose.
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A crystalline nucleoside, C10H14N2O5, one of the basic components of DNA.
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A nucleoside, C10 H14 N2 O5 , composed of thymine and deoxyribose.
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A nucleoside composed of thymine and deoxyribose that (with the addition of phosphate to form the nucleotide thymine) occurs in DNA. Radioactively tagged thymidine has been used in genetics research to study DNA synthesis in the nuclei of cells undergoing cell division. Chemical formula: C10H14N2O5.
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(biochemistry, genetics) The nucleoside consisting of a combination of deoxyribose and thymine.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
thymidine
Plural:
thymidines

Origin of thymidine

  • thym(ine) –id(e) –ine

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