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de•ox•y•ri•bose



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, HOCH2(CHOH)2CH2CHO, obtained from DNA by hydrolysis.

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deoxyribonucleotidedep
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