meaning of adenine

adenine meaning in Etymology Dictionary

crystaline base, 1885, coined by German physiologist/chemist Albrecht Kossel (1853-1927) from Greek aden "gland" (see inguinal) + chemical suffix -ine (2). So named since it ended up being produced by the pancreas of an ox.

adenine meaning in General Dictionary

(biochemistry) purine base present DNA and RNA; sets with thymine in DNA along with uracil in RNA

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Various methyl derivatives of adenine have been described by E.

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