guanine etymology

English word guanine comes from English phyllo- (Leaf, leaves.), English guano (Dung from a sea bird or from a bat.)

Detailed word origin of guanine

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
phyllo- English (eng) Leaf, leaves.
guano English (eng) Dung from a sea bird or from a bat.
guanine English (eng) (chemistry) A substance first obtained from guano; it is a nucleic base and pairs with cytosine in DNA and RNA.

Words with the same origin as guanine

Descendants of guano
guaniferous guanite