1. (acronym) .  The enzyme adenosine deaminase, specifically that affects RNA. They are important in editing nuclear double stranded RNAs (from A to I) in higher eukaryotes. They work by acting to convert adenosines to insosines via hydrolytic deanimination.
  2. Proper noun.  (Judaism) The sixth month of the civil year in the Jewish calendar, after Shevat and before Nisan.

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