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thymine

 [thi´mēn]
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

thy·mine (Thy),

(thī'mēn, -min),
5-Methyluracil; a constituent of thymidylic acid and DNA; elevated in hyperuracil thyminuria.
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thymine

(thī′mēn′)
n. Abbr. T
A pyrimidine base, C5H6N2O2, that is an essential constituent of DNA.
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thy·mine

(thī'mēn)
A constituent of thymidylic acid and DNA; elevated in hyperuracil-thyminuria.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

thymine

A pyrimidine base, one of the four whose particular sequence forms the genetic code in the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) molecule.
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Fig. 297 Thymine . Molecular structure.

thymine

one of four types of nitrogenous bases found in DNA, having the single-ring structure of a class known as PYRIMIDINES. Thymine forms part of a DNA unit called a NUCLEOTIDE and always forms complementary pairs with a DNA purine base called ADENINE. See Fig. 297 . Thymine is replaced by URACIL in RNA molecules.
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