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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A white crystalline nucleoside, C9H13N3O5, composed of one molecule each of cytosine and ribose.

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  • noun biochemistry, genetics A nucleoside consisting of cytosine linked to ribose

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  • noun a nucleoside component of DNA; composed of cytosine and deoxyribose

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[cyt(o)– + –id(e) + –ine.]

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