Definition of pteridine in English:

pteridine

(also pteridin)

noun

Chemistry
  • A yellow, crystalline, heteroaromatic compound with a bicyclic molecular structure; any substituted derivative of this, many examples of which occur naturally, especially as insect pigments and vitamins of the B group. Compare earlier pterin.

Origin

1940s. From pter- + -idine, after German Pteridin.

Pronunciation

pteridine

/ˈtɛrɪdiːn/