deoxyribose

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deoxy- +‎ ribose

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deoxyribose (uncountable)

  1. (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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