thymine

thymine

[thahy-meen, -min]
noun Biochemistry.
a pyrimidine base, C 5 H 6 N 2 O 2 , that is one of the principal components of DNA, in which it is paired with adenine. Symbol: T

Origin:
1890–95; thym(ic)2 + -ine2

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thymine (ˈθaɪmiːn)
 
n
a white crystalline pyrimidine base found in DNA. Formula: C5H6N2O2
 
[C19: from thymic (see thymus) + -ine²]

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thymine thy·mine (thī'mēn')
n.
A pyrimidine base that is an essential constituent of DNA.

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thymine   (thī'mēn')  Pronunciation Key 
A pyrimidine base that is a component of DNA. It forms a base pair with adenine. Chemical formula: C5H6N2O2.
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