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Medical Term:

deoxythymidylic acid

Pronunciation: de-oks'e-thi'mi-dil'ik as'id


A component of DNA; originally and properly called thymidylic acid, but use of deoxy- is less ambiguous, because ribothymidylic acid is now known to exist.

Synonym(s): thymine deoxyribonucleotide

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