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deoxy sugar

deoxy sugar in Medicine

deoxy sugar de·ox·y sugar (dē-ŏk'sē)
n.
A sugar containing fewer oxygen atoms than carbon atoms, resulting in one or more carbons in the molecule lacking an attached hydroxyl group.

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