uridine

[ yoor-i-deen, -din ]
/ ˈyʊər ɪˌdin, -dɪn /

noun Biochemistry.

a ribonucleoside composed of ribose and uracil.

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British Dictionary definitions for uridine

uridine
/ (ˈjʊərɪˌdiːn) /

noun

biochem a nucleoside present in all living cells in a combined form, esp in RNA

Word Origin for uridine

C20: from uro- 1 + -ide + -ine ²
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Medical definitions for uridine

uridine
[ yurĭ-dēn′ ]

n.

A white odorless powder that is the nucleoside of uracil and is important in carbohydrate metabolism.
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