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thy·mine (Thy),(thī'mēn, -min),
5-Methyluracil; a constituent of thymidylic acid and DNA; elevated in hyperuracil thyminuria.
thymine/thy·mine/ (thi´mēn) a pyrimidine base, in animal cells usually occurring condensed with deoxyribose to form deoxythymidine, a component of DNA. The corresponding compound with ribose, thymidine, is a rare constituent of RNA. Symbol T.
n. Abbr. T
A pyrimidine base, C5H6N2O2, that is an essential constituent of DNA.
A constituent of thymidylic acid and DNA; elevated in hyperuracil-thyminuria.
thymineA pyrimidine base, one of the four whose particular sequence forms the genetic code in the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) molecule.
thymineone 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.
a pyrimidine base in deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).