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əˈdɛn əˌsin, -sɪnadeno·sine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adenosinenoun

    (biochemistry) a nucleoside that is a structural component of nucleic acids; it is present in all living cells in a combined form as a constituent of DNA and RNA and ADP and ATP and AMP


  1. adenosinenoun

    A nucleoside derived from adenine and ribose, found in striated muscle tissue.

    Etymology: Blend of adenine + ribose.

  2. adenosinenoun

    An instance of adenosine.

    This reaction will replace all the adenosines with isosines.

    Etymology: Blend of adenine + ribose.


  1. Adenosine

    Adenosine is a purine nucleoside comprising a molecule of adenine attached to a ribose sugar molecule moiety via a β-N9-glycosidic bond. Adenosine plays an important role in biochemical processes, such as energy transfer—as adenosine triphosphate and adenosine diphosphate —as well as in signal transduction as cyclic adenosine monophosphate, cAMP. It is also an inhibitory neurotransmitter, believed to play a role in promoting sleep and suppressing arousal.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Adenosine

    A nucleoside that is composed of adenine and d-ribose. Adenosine or adenosine derivatives play many important biological roles in addition to being components of DNA and RNA. Adenosine itself is a neurotransmitter.

Editors Contribution

  1. adenosine

    A type of nucleoside.

    Adenosine can be a neurotransmitter and neuromodulator.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 26, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adenosine in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adenosine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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