adenine definition

  • noun:
    • A purine base, C5H5N5, this is the constituent taking part in base pairing with thymine in DNA in accordance with uracil in RNA.
    • A base, C5H5N5, present particular glands and areas, which pairs with thymine in DNA and uracil in RNA.
    • (biochemistry) purine base present DNA and RNA; sets with thymine in DNA in accordance with uracil in RNA

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