1. adenine

noun. ['ˈædəˌniːn'] (biochemistry) purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with thymine in DNA and with uracil in RNA.


  • A
  • DNA
  • deoxyribonucleic acid
  • RNA
  • ribonucleic acid
  • desoxyribonucleic acid


  • exon


  • Adenin (German)

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Rhymes with Adenine

  • apennine
  • guanine
  • mezzanine

How do you pronounce adenine?

Pronounce adenine as ˈædəˌnin.

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Sentences with adenine

1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The bases adenine and thymine always pair together, and the bases guanine and cytosine always pair together.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Three of these are the same as those in RNA: adenine, guanine and cytosine.

3. Adjective
They are combined in pairs of adenine plus guanine and cytosine plus thymine.