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Noun: t  tee
  1. The 20th letter of the Roman alphabet
    - T
  2. A unit of weight equivalent to 1000 kilograms
    - metric ton, MT, tonne
Noun: T  tee
  1. Hormone produced by the thyroid glands to regulate metabolism by controlling the rate of oxidation in cells
    "T is 65% iodine";
    - thyroxine, thyroxin, tetraiodothyronine
  2. Thyroid hormone similar to thyroxine but with one less iodine atom per molecule and produced in smaller quantity; exerts the same biological effects as thyroxine but is more potent and briefer
    - triiodothyronine, liothyronine
  3. One of the four nucleotides used in building DNA, also known as 5'-thymidylate, thymidylate, or TMP; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose)
    - deoxythymidine monophosphate
  4. A base found in DNA (but not in RNA) and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with adenine
    - thymine

Derived forms: ts, Ts

Type of: alphabetic character, base, letter, letter of the alphabet, metric weight unit, nucleotide, pyrimidine, thyroid hormone, weight unit

Part of: deoxyribonucleic acid, desoxyribonucleic acid, DNA, Latin alphabet, Roman alphabet

Encyclopedia: T, The New York Times Style Magazine