One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Affected with abasia; of or relating to abasia.
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.
Late 19th century. From abasia + -ic, after French abasique<br>1980s; earliest use found in Mutation Research. From a- + basic.
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