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bromouracil

[ broh-moh-yoor-uh-sil ]
/ ˌbroʊ moʊˈyʊər ə sɪl /
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noun Biochemistry.
a uracil derivative, C4H3N2O2Br, that pairs with adenine and sometimes with guanine during phage and bacterial DNA synthesis.
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Origin of bromouracil

First recorded in 1955–60; bromo- + uracil
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