HyperDic: cytosine

English > 1 sense of the word cytosine:
NOUNsubstancecytosine, Ca base found in DNA and RNA and derived from pyrimidine
English > cytosine: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA base found in DNA and RNA and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with guanine.
BroaderpyrimidineAny of several basic compounds derived from pyrimidine
Substance ofdeoxyribonucleic acid, desoxyribonucleic acid, DNA(biochemistry) a long linear polymer found in the nucleus of a cell and formed from nucleotides and shaped like a double helix
ribonucleic acid, RNA(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

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