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addaword.gifdefinition of purine

noun
a natural substance that occurs in all the cells of the body and almost all foods. Some foods, especially red meat and seafood, contain high levels of purines, which can cause gout.
The average daily diet for an adult in the U.S. contains approximately 600-1,000 milligrams of purines.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 08/10/2012 12:38:00
Definition of purine from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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