Meaning of pyrimidine
Pronunciation: (pī-rim'i-dēn", pi-, pir'u-mi-dēn", -din), [key]
— n. Biochem.
- a heterocyclic compound, CHN, that is the basis of several important biochemical substances.
- one of several pyrimidine derivatives, esp. the bases cytosine, thymine, and uracil, which are fundamental constituents of nucleic acids.
- pyrimidine (Thesaurus)