a former French-leased territory (1898–1945) on the SW coast of Guangdong province, in S China. About 190 sq. mi. (490 sq. km).
[gwan-i-deen, -din, gwah-ni-] /ˈgwæn ɪˌdin, -dɪn, ˈgwɑ nɪ-/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a colorless, crystalline, strongly alkaline, water-soluble solid, CH 5 N 3 , used chiefly in the manufacture of plastics, resins, rubber accelerators, and explosives. /ˈɡwɑːnɪˌdiːn; -dɪn; ˈɡwænɪ-/ noun 1. a strongly alkaline crystalline substance, soluble in water and found in plant and animal tissues. […]
[gwah-neen] /ˈgwɑ nin/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. a purine base, C 5 H 5 N 5 O, that is a fundamental constituent of DNA and RNA, in which it forms base pairs with cytosine. Symbol: G. /ˈɡwɑːniːn; ˈɡuːəˌniːn/ noun 1. a white almost insoluble compound: one of the purine bases in nucleic acids. Formula: C5H5N5O n. […]
noun, Biochemistry. 1. an enzyme, found in liver, brain, spleen, pancreas, and kidney, that converts guanine into xanthine and ammonia. guanine deaminase n. A liver enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of guanine to xanthine. Also called guanase.
- Guanine deoxyribonucleotide
guanine deoxyribonucleotide n. See deoxyguanylic acid.