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Deoxycytidine

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Definition

noun

A pyrimidine nucleoside that has cytosine attached to a deoxyribose ring.


Supplement

It differs from cytidine with one oxygen atom removed.


IUPAC name: 4-amino-1-[(2R,4S, 5R)-4-hydroxy-5-(hydroxymethyl)oxolan-2-yl]pyrimidin-2-one
Molecular formula: C9H13N3O4

Synonyms:

  • 2'-deoxycytidine
  • Deoxyribose cytidine
  • Cytosine deoxyriboside.

Compare: cytidine.
See also: deoxyribonucleoside.

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