Purine



[pyoo r-een, -in] /ˈpyʊər in, -ɪn/

noun, Chemistry, Biochemistry.
1.
a white, crystalline compound, C 5 H 4 N 4 , from which is derived a group of compounds including uric acid, xanthine, and caffeine.
2.
one of several purine derivatives, especially the bases adenine and guanine, which are fundamental constituents of nucleic acids.
/ˈpjʊəriːn/
noun
1.
a colourless crystalline solid that can be prepared from uric acid. Formula: C5H4N4
2.
Also called purine base. any of a number of nitrogenous bases, such as guanine and adenine, that are derivatives of purine and constituents of nucleic acids and certain coenzymes
n.

1898, from German purin (Fischer), said to be from Latin purum, neuter of purus “clean, pure” (see pure) + Modern Latin uricum “uric acid” + chemical suffix -ine (2).

purine pu·rine (pyur’ēn’)
n.

purine
(pyr’ēn’)
Any of a group of organic compounds containing two fused rings of carbon and nitrogen atoms. One ring has six members, the other has five, and each has two nitrogens. Purines include a number of biologically important compounds, such as adenosine, caffeine, uric acid, and the two bases adenine and guanine, which are components of DNA and RNA.

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