Definition of adenosine in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈdenəˌsēn/ Pronunciation: /-sin/


A compound consisting of adenine combined with ribose, one of four nucleoside units in RNA.
Example sentences
  • The nucleotide elements of DNA are adenosine, guanine, cytosine, and thymine, abbreviated A, G, C, and T, respectively.
  • For instance, the adenine nucleotide, adenosine, can theoretically be produced entirely abiotically.
  • This is the enzyme responsible for converting adenosine to inosine in the catabolism of the purines.


Early 20th century: blend of adenine and ribose.

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Syllabification: a·den·o·sine

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