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cytidine

[ sit-i-deen, -din, sahy-ti- ]
/ ˈsɪt ɪˌdin, -dɪn, ˈsaɪ tɪ- /
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noun Biochemistry.
a white crystalline powder, C9H13N3O5, that is a ribonucleoside consisting of d-ribose and cytosine.
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Origin of cytidine

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

OTHER WORDS FROM cytidine

cyt·i·dyl·ic [sit-i-dil-ik, sahy-ti-], /ˌsɪt ɪˈdɪl ɪk, ˌsaɪ tɪ-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cytidine

cytidine
/ (ˈsɪtɪˌdaɪn) /

noun
biochem a nucleoside formed by the condensation of cytosine and ribose

Word Origin for cytidine

C20: from cyto- + -ide + -ine ²
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