Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun purine

2 senses of purine

Sense 1
purine -- (any of several bases that are derivatives of purine)
       => base, alkali -- (any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water; "bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia")

Sense 2
purine -- (a colorless crystalline organic base containing nitrogen; the parent compound of various biologically important substances)
       => base, alkali -- (any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water; "bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia")

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