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pyrimidine

py·rim·i·dine

pyrimidine

pronunciation:
paI rI m din [or] pi r m din [or] paI rI m dihn [or] pi r m dihn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an organic compound that is the fundamental form of certain bases that are constituents of nucleic acids.
definition 2: any derivative of this compound, esp. one of the bases that form nucleic acids, such as cytosine or thymine.