deoxyribose

Definition of deoxyribose

n.1.a pentose (C5H10O4) in which one of the hydroxyl groups of ribose has been replaced by a hydrogen. In deoxyribonucleic acids, the deoxyribose is D-2-deoxyribose, in which the hydroxyl at the 2 position of ribose is the one which is replaced by hydrogen.

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carbohydrate, saccharide, sugar
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deoxyribonucleic acid
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