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  1. (context, biochemistry, genetics) A base, C5H5N5, found in certain glands and tissues, which pairs with thymine in DNA and uracil in RNA.
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    Etymology: From (term, Adenin, lang=de), from Ancient Greek (term, sc=polytonic, á, , gland, lang=grc) + (term, -ine).


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