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uracil (n.)

pyramidine base, coined in German, 1885, perhaps from urea + German Acetsäure "acetic acid" (or possibly acrylic) + chemical suffix -il.

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uracil (n.)
a base containing nitrogen that is found in RNA (but not in DNA) and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with adenine;
Synonyms: u
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