- Biochemistry. a white, crystalline, water-soluble nucleoside, C10H13N5O4, of adenine and ribose.
Origin of adenosine
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- 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: C 10 H 13 N 5 O 4
Word Origin for adenosine
C20: a blend of adenine + ribose
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- A nucleoside that is a structural component of nucleic acids and the major molecular component of ADP, AMP, and ATP.
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- 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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