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Meaning of nucleoside

nu•cle•o•side

Pronunciation: (n'klē-u-sīd", ny'-), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. any of the class of compounds derived by the hydrolysis of nucleic acids or nucleotides, consisting typically of deoxyribose or ribose combined with adenine, guanine, cytosine, uracil, or thymine.
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