Etymology
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thymine (n.)

nitrogenous base, 1894, from German (Kossel and Neumann, 1893), from thymic acid, from which it was isolated, the acid so called because obtained from the thymus gland. With chemical suffix -ine (2).

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Definitions of thymine

thymine (n.)
a base found in DNA (but not in RNA) and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with adenine;
Synonyms: t
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