nucleoside

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noun nu·cle·o·side \ˈnü-klē-ə-ˌsīd, ˈnyü-\

Definition of nucleoside

  1. :  a compound (such as guanosine or adenosine) that consists of a purine or pyrimidine base combined with deoxyribose or ribose and is found especially in DNA or RNA

Origin and Etymology of nucleoside

International Scientific Vocabulary nucle- + 2-ose + -ide


First Known Use: 1911


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nucleoside

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noun nu·cle·o·side \ˈn(y)ü-klē-ə-ˌsīd\

Medical Definition of nucleoside

  1. :  a compound (as guanosine or adenosine) that consists of a purine or pyrimidine base combined with deoxyribose or ribose and is found especially in DNA or RNA—compare nucleotide


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