nucleoside

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

Definition of nucleoside

: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

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Origin and Etymology of nucleoside

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


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nucleoside

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

medical Definition of nucleoside

: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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