Definición de adenine en inglés:

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adenine

Pronunciación: /ˈadnˌēn/ /-ˌīn/

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Biochemistry
A compound that is one of the four constituent bases of nucleic acids. A purine derivative, it is paired with thymine in double-stranded DNA.
  • Alternative name: 6-aminopurine; chemical formula: C5H5N5.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • There are four types of nucleotides in DNA, each containing one of four bases - adenine, guanine, cytosine, or thymine.
  • Causes and effects The structure of thalidomide is similar to that of the DNA purine bases adenine and guanine.
  • The strands consist of sugar and phosphate groups, the sugars being attached to a base - adenine, thymine, guanine, or cytosine.

Origen

Late 19th century: coined in German from Greek adēn 'gland' + -ine4.

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División en sílabas: ad·e·nine

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