Definition of pteridine in English:

pteridine

(also pteridin)

Pronunciation /ˈtɛrɪdiːn/

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.

    Pteridine has a bicyclic molecule with fused pyrazine and pyrimidine rings. Formula: C₆H₄N₄.

Origin

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