cytosine arabinoside etymology

English word cytosine arabinoside comes from English cytosine, English arabinoside, English arabinose

Detailed word origin of cytosine arabinoside

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cytosine English (eng) (biochemistry) A base, C4H5N3O, which pairs with guanine in DNA and RNA.
arabinoside English (eng) (organic compound) A glycoside which yields arabinose after being split by hydrolysis.
arabinose English (eng) (carbohydrate) An aldopentose that occurs most often in polysaccharides such as hemicellulose and pectin.
cytosine arabinoside English (eng) A particular drug used in chemotherapy.

Words with the same origin as cytosine arabinoside

Descendants of arabinose