Meaning of deoxyribose


Pronunciation: (dē-ok"si-rī'bōs), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. any of certain carbohydrates derived from ribose by the replacement of a hydroxyl group with a hydrogen atom.
  2. the sugar, HOCH(CHOH)CHCHO, obtained from DNA by hydrolysis.
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