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Deoxyribonucleoside

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Definition

noun, plural: deoxyribonucleosides

A nucleoside in which deoxyribose is the sugar component.


Supplement

Examples of deoxyribonucleoside are deoxyadenosine, deoxyguanosine, deoxycytidine, deoxythymidine.


Word origin: deoxyribo- from deoxyribose + nucleoside.

Related terms: thymine deoxyribonucleoside.

Compare: ribonucleoside.
See also: nucleoside.