from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A nucleoside formed by the deamination of adenosine or the hydrolysis of inosinic acid.
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- n. Any nucleoside formed from hypoxanthine attached to a ribose
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A ribonucleoside (C10H12N4O5) found in meat and meat extracts, differing from adenosine in having a hydroxyl rather than an amine attached to the purine ring. It may be prepared from adenosine by the enzyme adenosine deaminase, or by chemical deamination, as with nitrous acid. It participates in some cellular functions, but is not one of the normal nucleoside components of RNA.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a nucleoside that is formed by the deamination of adenosine; used in kidney transplantation to provide a temporary source of sugar
Greek īs, īn-, sinew; see wei- in Indo-European roots + -os(e)2 + -ine2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)