cytosine etymology

English word cytosine comes from English phyllo- (Leaf, leaves.), English -ose, English cyto- ((biology) cell.), German Cytosin (Cytosine (a base which appears in DNA).)

Detailed word origin of cytosine

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
phyllo- English (eng) Leaf, leaves.
-ose English (eng) (chemistry) Used to form the names of sugars. Full of, like.
cyto- English (eng) (biology) cell.
Cytosin German (deu) Cytosine (a base which appears in DNA).
cytosine English (eng) (biochemistry) A base, C4H5N3O, which pairs with guanine in DNA and RNA.

Words with the same origin as cytosine

Descendants of -ose
agarose arabinoside biose caseose cutose dambose decose dextrose favose fructose fructoside galactose gentianose granulose hexosamine lacunose octose paucimannose rhamnose rutinose streptose sucrose tremellose venulose
Descendants of cyto-
cytoablation cytoadhesive cytoarchitectural cytofluorometer cytogenetics cytogeny cytoimmunity cytologic cytological cytology cytomembrane cytometry cytopathogenesis cytophotometer cytoplasm cytoprotectant cytoprotecting cytoprotection cytoreductive cytoresistance cytosine arabinoside cytostructural cytozoon haemocytometer