cytosine

Definition of cytosine

cy´to`sine   Pronunciation: sī´tô`sĭn or sī´tô`sēn
n.1.(Biochemistry) A pyrimidine (C4H5N3O) which is one of the four major basic components of DNA and RNA in most organisms, forming glyosides with ribose and deoxyribose. It is the basic component of cytidine, deoxycytidine, cytosine, cytidine monophosphate, and derivatives of those compounds.

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C, deoxyribonucleic acid, desoxyribonucleic acid, DNA, pyrimidine, ribonucleic acid, RNA
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