Definition of adenylic acid in English:

adenylic acid

Line breaks: ad¦enyl¦ic acid
Pronunciation: /ˌadɪˈnɪlɪk
 
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noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
A compound consisting of an adenosine molecule bonded to one acidic phosphate group, present in most DNA and RNA. It typically exists in a cyclic form with the phosphate bonded to the nucleoside at two points.
More example sentences
  • Nitric oxide is a cellular signal that activates guanylyl cyclase to cyclic adenylic acid (cyclic AMP), causing vasodilation.

Origin

late 19th century: adenylic from adenine + -yl + -ic.

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