Thymine meaning

thīmēn
A pyrimidine base, C5 H6 N2 O2 , that is an essential constituent of DNA.
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A white, crystalline, pyrimidine base, C5H6N2O2, contained in the nucleic acids of all tissue: it links with adenine in the DNA structure.
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A pyrimidine base, C5 H6 N2 O2 , that is an essential constituent of DNA.
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A pyrimidine base that is a component of DNA. It forms a base pair with adenine. Chemical formula: C5H6N2O2.
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(biochemistry, genetics) A base, C5H6N2O2, obtained by applying sulphuric acid to thymic acid; it pairs with adenine in DNA.
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Origin of thymine

  • thym(ic acid) acid obtained from the thymus –ine

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

  • From thymic + -ine.

    From Wiktionary