from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sugar, C5H10O4, that is a constituent of DNA.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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 comprise the biopolymer, deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a pentose (C5H10O4) in which one of the hydroxyl groups of ribose has been replaced by a hydrogen. In deoxyribonucleic acids, the deoxyribose is D-2-deoxyribose, in which the hydroxyl at the 2 position of ribose is the one which is replaced by hydrogen.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a sugar that is a constituent of nucleic acids
deoxy- + ribose (Wiktionary)