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pyrimidine

Definitions of pyrimidine
  1. noun
    a heterocyclic organic compound with a penetrating odor
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    type of:
    organic compound
    any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
  2. noun
    any of several basic compounds derived from pyrimidine
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    types:
    C, cytosine
    a base found in DNA and RNA and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with guanine
    T, thymine
    a base found in DNA (but not in RNA) and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with adenine
    type of:
    alkali, base
    any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water
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