from The Century Dictionary.
- Noting a nucleinic acid, C44H66N20P4O34, obtained from the pancreas.
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A similar structure must be ascribed to guanylic acid, a substance which was first discovered by
We do not know whether inosinic and guanylic acids are of the same importance to the life of the cell as the complicated nucleic acids; at present in particular it has not been established if the site of the two last-named acids is to be sought in the chromatin of the cell nucleus.
The composition of inosinic and guanylic acids is still simpler.