Definition of Nitrogenous base
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Nitrogenous base Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
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A nitrogen containing molecule having the chemical properties of a base.
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A molecule that contains nitrogen and has the chemical properties of a base. The nitrogenous bases in DNA are adenine (A), guanine (G), thymine (T), and cytosine ©. The nitrogenous bases in RNA are the same with one exception: adenine (A), guanine (G), uracil (U), and cytosine ©
Nitrogenous base Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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The main biological function of a nitrogenous base is to bond nucleic acids together. A nitrogenous, or nitrogen-containing, base is an organic molecule with a nitrogen atom that has the chemical properties of a base. A nitrogenous base owes its basic properties to the lone pair of electrons of a nitrogen atom.
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