nucleoside

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nucleoside (plural nucleosides)

  1. (biochemistry) an organic molecule in which a nitrogenous heterocyclic base (or nucleobase), which can be either a double-ringed purine or a single-ringed pyrimidine, is covalently attached to a five-carbon pentose sugar (deoxyribose in DNA or ribose in RNA). When the phosphate group is covalently attached to the pentose sugar, it forms a nucleotide.

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  • IPA(key): /nu.kle.oˈzi.de/
  • Rhymes: -ide
  • Hyphenation: nu‧cle‧o‧sì‧de

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nucleoside m (plural nucleosidi)

  1. (biochemistry) nucleoside