Definition of nebularine in English:

nebularine

(also nebularin)

noun

Biochemistry
  • A ribosyl derivative of adenine, isolated from the fungus Clitocybe nebularis, which has antibiotic properties and can act as a nucleoside analogue; 9-β-d-ribofuranosyl-9H-purine, C₁₀H₁₂N₄O₄.

Origin

1940s. From scientific Latin nebularis, specific epithet of the fungus Clitocybe nebularis (formerly Agaricus nebularis) (A. J. G. C. Batsch Elenchus Fungorum i. xxviii. 122; from classical Latin nebula + -āris) + -ine.

Pronunciation

nebularine

/ˈnɛbjʊləriːn/