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Meaning of bromouracil

bro•mo•u•ra•cil

Pronunciation: (brō"mō-yoor'u-sil), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a uracil derivative, CHNOBr, that pairs with adenine and sometimes with guanine during phage and bacterial DNA synthesis.
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