Deoxyribose meaning

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A sugar, C5 H10 O4 , that is a constituent of DNA.
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The sugar component, C5H10O4, of DNA.
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A pentose sugar, C5 H10 O4 , that is a constituent of DNA and differs from ribose in having a hydrogen atom instead of a hydroxyl group on one of its carbon atoms.
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The sugar found in the side chains of DNA, differing from ribose in having a hydrogen atom instead of an OH group on one of its carbon atoms. Chemical formula: C5H10O4.
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(biochemistry) A derivative of the pentose sugar ribose in which the 2' hydroxyl (-OH) is reduced to a hydrogen (H); it is a constituent of the nucleotides that comprise the biopolymer, deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA.
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Origin of deoxyribose

  • deoxy- +‎ ribose

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