Macromolecules, the major organic matter of the nuclei of biological cells, made up
units, and hydrolysable into certain pyrimidine
or purine bases
(usually adenine, cytosine, guanine, thymine, uracil), d
-ribose or 2-deoxy-d
-ribose and phosphoric acid.
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307
(Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on
structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995))
on page 1352
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