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  • noun organic chemistry A nucleotide found in RNA. It is an ester of phosphoric acid with the nucleoside adenosine. It consists of a phosphate group, a pentose sugar ribose, and the nucleobase adenine.

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  • noun a nucleotide found in muscle cells and important in metabolism; reversibly convertible to ADP and ATP


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[aden(ine) + –yl + –ic + acid.]


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