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ADENINE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does adenine mean? 

ADENINE (noun)
  The noun ADENINE has 1 sense:

1. (biochemistry) purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with thymine in DNA and with uracil in RNA

  Familiarity information: ADENINE used as a noun is very rare.


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ADENINE (noun)


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Meaning:

(biochemistry) purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with thymine in DNA and with uracil in RNA

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

adenine; A

Hypernyms ("adenine" is a kind of...):

purine (any of several bases that are derivatives of purine)

Domain category:

biochemistry (the organic chemistry of compounds and processes occuring in organisms; the effort to understand biology within the context of chemistry)

Holonyms ("adenine" is a substance of...):

deoxyribonucleic acid; desoxyribonucleic acid; DNA ((biochemistry) a long linear polymer found in the nucleus of a cell and formed from nucleotides and shaped like a double helix; associated with the transmission of genetic information)

ribonucleic acid; RNA ((biochemistry) a long linear polymer of nucleotides found in the nucleus but mainly in the cytoplasm of a cell where it is associated with microsomes; it transmits genetic information from DNA to the cytoplasm and controls certain chemical processes in the cell)


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