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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-den-uh-seen, -sin]
    • /əˈdɛn əˌsin, -sɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-den-uh-seen, -sin]
    • /əˈdɛn əˌsin, -sɪn/

Definitions of adenosine word

  • noun adenosine a nucleoside formed by the condensation of adenine and ribose. It is present in all living cells in a combined form, as in ribonucleic acids. Formula: C10H13N5O4 3
  • noun adenosine a white, odorless, crystalline powder, C5H4N5·C5H9O4, obtained from the hydrolysis of yeast nucleic acid: it is a nucleoside consisting of adenine and ribose 3
  • noun adenosine Biochemistry. a white, crystalline, water-soluble nucleoside, C 10 H 13 N 5 O 4 , of adenine and ribose. 1
  • noun adenosine A compound consisting of adenine combined with ribose, one of four nucleoside units in RNA. 1
  • noun adenosine biochemistry: compound 1
  • noun adenosine (Uncountable Noun) (biochemistry, genetics, organic chemistry) A nucleoside derived from adenine and ribose, found in striated muscle tissue. 0

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Origin of adenosine

First appearance:

before 1905
One of the 15% newest English words
1905-10; < German Adenosin, blend of Adenin adenine and Ribose ribose

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Parts of speech for Adenosine


adenosine popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 91% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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