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adenine vs. adenosine

[ ad-n-in, -een, -ahyn ]
  1. a purine base, C5H5N5, one of the fundamental components of nucleic acids, as DNA, in which it forms a base pair with thymine, and RNA, in which it pairs with uracil. Symbol: A
[ uh-den-uh-seen, -sin ]
  1. a white, crystalline, water-soluble nucleoside, C10H13N5O4, of adenine and ribose.

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