Definition of "thymine" [thymine]

  • (noun) A pyrimidine base, C5H6N2O2, that is an essential constituent of DNA.

Use "thymine" in a sentence

  • "The two others, thymine and cytosine, showed a simpler composition; experiments of breakdown and synthesis led to the result that in thymine there must be a grouping of the carbon and nitrogen atoms corresponding to the following scheme:"
  • "It is evident from the formulae that in thymine and cytosine a ring-like system of carbon and nitrogen atoms must be assumed."
  • "The UVA1 induced a type of lesion called thymine dimers on the deeper basal layers of the skin."

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