HyperDic: purine

English > 2 senses of the word purine:
NOUNsubstancepurineany of several bases that are derivatives of purine
substancepurinea colorless crystalline organic base containing nitrogen
English > purine: 2 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningAny of several bases that are derivatives of purine.
Narroweradenine, A(biochemistry) purine base found in DNA and RNA
guanine, GA purine base found in DNA and RNA
Broaderbase, alkaliAny of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water
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English > purine: 2 senses > noun 2, substance
MeaningA colorless crystalline organic base containing nitrogen; the parent compound of various biologically important substances.
Broaderbase, alkaliAny of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water
Spanishpurina
Catalanpurina

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