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A colorless volatile liquid with an unpleasant odor, present in coal tar and used chiefly as a solvent.
- ‘The folic acid pathway provides the essential precursor molecule, pyridine thymidylate, needed in DNA biosynthesis.’
- ‘This is a pyridine silver method described by Ranson in 1911 for impregnating unmyelinated nerve fibers.’
- ‘Plant IDHs differ in the pyridine nucleotide they use as co-substrate and also in their localization in the cell.’
- ‘The structure of niacinamide consists of a pyridine ring with an amide group in position three.’
- ‘The heme b content was quantified by the pyridine hemochrome method.’
Mid 19th century: from Greek pur ‘fire’ + -ide + -ine.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.