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[uh-den-uh-seen, -sin] /əˈdɛn əˌsin, -sɪn/
Biochemistry. a white, crystalline, water-soluble nucleoside, C 10 H 13 N 5 O 4 , of adenine and ribose.
Origin of adenosine
1905-10; < German Adenosin, blend of Adenin adenine and Ribose ribose Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for adenosine


/æˈdɛnəˌsiːn; ˌædɪˈnəʊsiːn/
(biochem) a nucleoside formed by the condensation of adenine and ribose. It is present in all living cells in a combined form, as in ribonucleic acids. Formula: C10H13N5O4
Word Origin
C20: a blend of adenine + ribose
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adenosine in Medicine

adenosine a·den·o·sine (ə-děn'ə-sēn')
A nucleoside that is a structural component of nucleic acids and the major molecular component of ADP, AMP, and ATP.

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adenosine in Science
A compound consisting of adenine combined with ribose. Adenosine is one of the nucleotides in DNA and is also a component of ADP, AMP, and ATP. Chemical formula: C10H13N5O4.
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