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Definition 1: a base containing nitrogen that is found in RNA (but not in DNA) and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with adenine - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for uracil in the sense of this definition

(uracil is a kind of ...) a phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA)

(... is made of the substance uracil) (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"

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