\pjˈʊɹɪn bˈe͡ɪsɪz], \pjˈʊɹɪn bˈeɪsɪz], \p_j_ˈʊ_ɹ_ɪ_n b_ˈeɪ_s_ɪ_z]\
Definitions of PURIN BASES
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Syn.: alloxopuric bases, alloxopuric bodies. A group of substances, which may be considered derivatives of purin. The most important are: adenin (6-aminopurin); guanin (amino 6-oxypurin); hypoxanthin (6-oxypurin); xanthin (2+ 6 dioxypurin); uric acid (2-6-8 trioxypurin); as well as the alkaloids caffein and theobromin.
By Smith Ely Jelliffe