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bromouracil

[broh-moh-yoo r-uh-sil] /ˌbroʊ moʊˈyʊər ə sɪl/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
a uracil derivative, C 4 H 3 N 2 O 2 Br, that pairs with adenine and sometimes with guanine during phage and bacterial DNA synthesis.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; bromo- + uracil
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