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
Sentence Examples with the word adenine
Various methyl derivatives of adenine have been described by E.