[dee-ok-si-rahy-boh-noo-klee-uh-sahyd, -nyoo-]

noun Biochemistry.

a compound composed of deoxyribose and either a purine or a pyrimidine.

Nearby words

  1. deoxyhemoglobin,
  2. deoxymannose,
  3. deoxyribonuclease,
  4. deoxyribonucleic acid,
  5. deoxyribonucleoprotein,
  6. deoxyribonucleotide,
  7. deoxyribose,
  8. deoxythymidylic acid,
  9. dep.,
  10. depaint

Origin of deoxyribonucleoside

First recorded in 1965–70; deoxyribo(nucleic acid) + nucleoside Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for deoxyribonucleoside




A nucleoside containing deoxyribose that is a constituent of DNA.

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