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cytidine

[ sit-i-deen, -din, sahy-ti- ]

noun

, Biochemistry.
  1. a white crystalline powder, C 9 H 13 N 3 O 5 , that is a ribonucleoside consisting of d -ribose and cytosine.


cytidine

/ ˈsɪtɪˌdaɪn /

noun

  1. biochem a nucleoside formed by the condensation of cytosine and ribose


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Other Words From

  • cyt·i·dyl·ic [sit-i-, dil, -ik, sahy-ti-], adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of cytidine1

< German Cytidin (1910), equivalent to cyt- cyto- + -idin suffix of organic compounds
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Word History and Origins

Origin of cytidine1

C20: from cyto- + -ide + -ine ²

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Cythereancytidine monophosphate