Definition of guanosine in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈɡwänəˌsēn/


A compound consisting of guanine combined with ribose, a nucleoside unit in RNA.
Example sentences
  • Standards (adenosine, cytidine, guanosine, pseudouridine, and uridine) were used to determine the optimal gradient conditions for separation.
  • Since guanosine is not converted to adenine nucleotides in flies, guanosine must somehow act indirectly, perhaps through a mechanism for balancing nucleotide pools.
  • This clearly indicates that the stems are primarily stabilized by the quartet-cation interactions, which are very similar for inosine and guanosine due to close similarity in their electronic structures.


Early 20th century: from guanine, with the insertion of -ose2.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: gua·no·sine

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.