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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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Thymine (THY-meen)
A chemical compound that is used to make one of the building blocks of DNA. It is a type of pyrimidine.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.