Definition of cytosine in English:

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cytosine

Pronunciation: /ˈsʌɪtəsiːn/

noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
A compound found in living tissue as a constituent base of DNA. It is paired with guanine in double-stranded DNA.
Example sentences
  • The nitrogen-containing units are the bases: adenine, cytosine, guanine, and uracil.
  • In DNA the bases pair to form a ladder-like structure, with adenine paired with thymine and guanine with cytosine.
  • The derivatives of purine are called adenine and guanine, and the derivatives of pyrimidine are called thymine, cytosine and uracil.

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Line breaks: cyto|sine

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