deoxyribose

noun
de·​oxy·​ri·​bose | \ (ˌ)dē-ˌäk-si-ˈrī-ˌbōs How to pronounce deoxyribose (audio) , -ˌbōz\

Definition of deoxyribose

: a pentose sugar C5H10O4 that is a structural element of DNA

First Known Use of deoxyribose

1938, in the meaning defined above

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deoxyribose

noun
de·​oxy·​ri·​bose | \ (ˌ)dē-ˌäk-si-ˈrī-ˌbōs, -ˌbōz How to pronounce deoxyribose (audio) \
variants: also desoxyribose \ ˌdes-​ How to pronounce desoxyribose (audio) \

Medical Definition of deoxyribose

: a pentose sugar C5H10O4 that is a structural element of DNA

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