[broh-moh-yoo r-uh-sil]

noun Biochemistry.

a uracil derivative, C4H3N2O2Br, that pairs with adenine and sometimes with guanine during phage and bacterial DNA synthesis.

Nearby words

  1. bromoform,
  2. bromoil,
  3. bromoil process,
  4. bromomethane,
  5. bromosexual,
  6. brompheniramine,
  7. brompheniramine maleate,
  8. bromphenol test,
  9. brompton cocktail,
  10. brompton mixture

Origin of bromouracil

First recorded in 1955–60; bromo- + uracil Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019