Definition of Pyrimidine

1. Noun. Any of several basic compounds derived from pyrimidine.

Generic synonyms: Alkali, Base
Specialized synonyms: C, Cytosine, T, Thymine



2. Noun. A heterocyclic organic compound with a penetrating odor.
Generic synonyms: Organic Compound

Definition of Pyrimidine

1. Noun. (organic compound) A diazine in which the two nitrogen atoms are in the meta- positions; it is the basis of three of the bases found in DNA and RNA, thymine, uracil and cytosine ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pyrimidine

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pyrimidine

pyridoxamines
pyridoxin
pyridoxine
pyridoxines
pyridoxins
pyridyl
pyridyls
pyriform
pyriform area
pyriform lobe
pyriformis
pyrilamine
pyrimethamine
pyrimethamines
pyrimethanil
pyrimidine (current term)
pyrimidinecarboxylic acid
pyrimidinedione
pyrimidinediones
pyrimidines
pyrimidinic
pyrimidinone
pyrimidinones
pyrimidinylpiperazine
pyrimidinylpiperazines
pyrin
pyrindene
pyrindenes
pyrinuron
pyriproxyfen

Literary usage of Pyrimidine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Nucleic Acids: Their Chemical Properties and Physiological Conduct by Walter Jones (1914)
"It appeared most interesting that the position of a methyl group in a pyrimidine ring should cause such a difference in metabolic conduct. ..."

2. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1908)
"Experiments published by Burian in which he claimed to have obtained a pyrimidine derivative by heating guanine with rf-glucose and ..."

3. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1915)
"After removal of the solves the pyrimidine was obtained as an oil which soon solidified. ... This pyrimidine is soluble in ether, benzene and alcohol and ..."

4. Studies from the Chemical Laboratory of the Sheffield Scientific School by Horace Lemuel Wells (1901)
"... pyrimidine DERIVATIVES.* BY HL WHEELER. FOB convenience of reference, in this work those compounds which have the amidine formation \ n, : : {..... m in ..."

5. Dairy Chemistry: A Practical Handbook for Dairy Chemists and Others Having by Henry Droop Richmond (1920)
"... substitution occurs only in pyrimidine ring ; these are— Hypo-xanthine, ... M- pyrimidine derivatives- Three pyrimidine derivatives are obtained from ..."

6. Review of American Chemical Research by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1904)
"The pyrimidine base was then precipitated from the filtrate with ... On cooling, the crystals obtained consisted of a mixture of the pyrimidine base with ..."

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