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A pentose sugar, C5H10O4, that is a constituent of DNA and differs from ribose in having a hydrogen atom instead of a hydroxyl group on one of its carbon atoms.
deoxyribose(diːˌɒksɪˈraɪbəʊs; -bəʊz) or
(Biochemistry) a pentose sugar obtained by the hydrolysis of DNA. Formula: C5H10O4
de•ox•y•ri•bose(diˌɒk sɪˈraɪ boʊs)
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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|Noun||1.||deoxyribose - a sugar that is a constituent of nucleic acids|