guanine

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Etymology[edit]

guano +‎ -ine. Guanine was named by the German chemist Julius Bodo Unger in 1846 who isolated it from guano.

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guanine (plural guanines)

  1. (chemistry) A substance first obtained from guano; it is a nucleic base and pairs with cytosine in DNA and RNA (by means of three hydrogen bonds).
    • 1997, Ian McEwan, Enduring Love, Vintage (1998), page 164:
      Then he found them, the substances that made up the four-letter alphabet in whose language all life is written — adenine and cytosine, guanine and thymine.

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  • inosine (a nucleobase susbstitute for guanine)

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Further reading[edit]

  • David Barthelmy (1997–2021), “Guanine”, in Webmineral Mineralogy Database.
  • guanine”, in Mindat.org[1], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, 2000–2021.

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Noun[edit]

guanine f (plural guanines)

  1. guanine