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Definition 1: (biochemistry) purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with thymine in DNA and with uracil in RNA - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for adenine in the sense of this definition

(adenine is a kind of ...) any of several bases that are derivatives of purine

(... is made of the substance adenine) (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

"DNA is the king of molecules"

(... is made of the substance adenine) (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

"ribonucleic acid is the genetic material of some viruses"

(adenine belongs to category ...) the organic chemistry of compounds and processes occurring in organisms; the effort to understand biology within the context of chemistry

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