Main definitions of abasic in English

: abasic1abasic2

abasic1

Pronunciation /əˈbeɪzɪk/

adjective

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

Origin

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

Main definitions of abasic in English

: abasic1abasic2

abasic2

Pronunciation /eɪˈbeɪsɪk/

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.