from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A nucleotide containing deoxyribose that is a constituent of DNA.
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- n. (genetics) Any nucleotide containing deoxyribose
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an organic molecule consisting of a hereocyclic base attached to the 1-carbon of a deoxyribose ring, with a phosphate group esterified at the 5 position of the deoxyribose. Deoxyribonuceotides are the monomer units which make up deoxyribonucleic acid, the molecule carrying the hereditary information in most organisms. The most common forms of deoxyribonuceotide are thymidine-5′-phosphate (abbreviated TMP), deoxyadenosine-5′-phosphate (abbreviated dAMP), deoxyguanosine-5′-phosphate (abbreviated dGMP), and deoxycytidine-5′-phosphate (abbreviated dCMP).
deoxyribo(se) + nucleotide.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)