Open main menu

Contents

EnglishEdit

 
English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

deoxy- +‎ ribose

NounEdit

deoxyribose (countable and uncountable, plural deoxyriboses)

  1. (biochemistry) A derivative of the pentose sugar ribose in which the 2' hydroxyl (-OH) is reduced to a hydrogen (H); it is a constituent of the nucleotides that constitute the biopolymer, deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA.

Alternative formsEdit

TranslationsEdit