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Noun: adenine  a-d(u-)nin
  1. (biochemistry) purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with thymine in DNA and with uracil in RNA
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Derived forms: adenines

Type of: purine

Part of: deoxyribonucleic acid, desoxyribonucleic acid, DNA, ribonucleic acid, RNA

Encyclopedia: Adenine