Definition of abasic in English:

abasic

adjective

Medicine
  • Affected with abasia; of or relating to abasia.

adjective

  • Of a nucleotide: lacking a purine or pyrimidine base. Of DNA, or a specific site in a sequence of nucleotides: containing a nucleotide or nucleotides of this type.

Origin

Late 19th century. From abasia + -ic, after French abasique<br>1980s; earliest use found in Mutation Research. From a- + basic.

Pronunciation

abasic

/əˈbeɪzɪk/