Definition of adenosine in English:


Syllabification: a·den·o·sine
Pronunciation: /əˈdenəˌsēn, -sin


  • A compound consisting of adenine combined with ribose, one of four nucleoside units in RNA.
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    • 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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