adenine etymology

English word adenine comes from English phyllo- (Leaf, leaves.), Ancient Greek ἀδήν, Portuguese -ina

Detailed word origin of adenine

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
phyllo- English (eng) Leaf, leaves.
ἀδήν Ancient Greek (grc)
-ina Portuguese (por)
Adenin German (deu) (biochemistry) adenine (C10H13N5O4, a base in DNA).
adenine English (eng) (biochemistry, genetics) A base, C_5H_5N_5, found in certain glands and tissues, which pairs with thymine in DNA and uracil in RNA.

Words with the same origin as adenine

Descendants of ἀδήν
-adenia adeniform adeno- adenoidal adenoidectomy adenomatoid adenomatosis lymphadenopathy