noun. a base element that is in existence inside the nucleotides and nucleic acids of living bodies- it is seen in particular in nuclei. Adenine is 1 of the 4 bases in deoxyribonucleic acid and messenger ribonucleic acid that comprise the aspects of the hereditary code.

ADENINE: "Without adenine, cellular respiration would not even be possible."
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