Definition of uridine in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈjʊərɪdiːn/


[mass noun] Biochemistry
A compound formed by partial hydrolysis of RNA. It is a nucleoside containing uracil linked to ribose.
Example sentences
  • The nucleotide uridine is never found in DNA and thymine is almost exclusively found in DNA.
  • These studies show that sucrose breakdown and starch synthesis are restricted by the levels of adenine and uridine nucleotide cofactors.
  • Arginine, uridine, and uracil were added as needed.


Early 20th century: from ur(acil) + -ide + -ine4.

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