arabinoside

[ ar-uh-bin-uh-sahyd, uh-rab-uh-nuh- ]
/ ˌær əˈbɪn əˌsaɪd, əˈræb ə nə- /

noun Biochemistry.

a glycoside of arabinose, especially any of those used in antiviral therapy as structural analogs of ribonucleosides.

Nearby words

  1. arabic numeral,
  2. arabica bean,
  3. arabica coffee,
  4. arabicize,
  5. arabinose,
  6. arabis,
  7. arabist,
  8. arabize,
  9. arable,
  10. arabs

Origin of arabinoside

First recorded in 1925–30; arabinose + -ide

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