Main definitions of abasic in English

: abasic1abasic2

abasic1

adjective

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

Origin

Late 19th century. From abasia + -ic, after French abasique.

Pronunciation:

abasic

/əˈbeɪzɪk/

Main definitions of abasic in English

: abasic1abasic2

abasic2

adjective

Biology
  • 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

1980s; earliest use found in Mutation Research. From a- + basic.

Pronunciation:

abasic

/əˈbeɪzɪk/