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- noun organic chemistry A
nucleotidefound in RNA. It is an esterof phosphoric acidwith the nucleoside adenosine. It consists of a phosphate group, a pentose sugar ribose, and the nucleobase adenine.
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- noun a nucleotide found in muscle cells and important in metabolism; reversibly convertible to ADP and ATP
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[aden(ine) + –yl + –ic + acid.]
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