1. deoxyribose

noun. a sugar that is a constituent of nucleic acids.


  • carbohydrate
  • saccharide


  • deoxy- (English)
  • de- (English)
  • ribose (English)

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Sentences with deoxyribose

1. Adjective
Each of the four bases has three components, a phosphate group, a deoxyribose sugar and a nitrogen-containing base.

2. Verb, base form
Each nucleotide in a nucleic acid consists of a sugar molecule (ribose in RNA and deoxyribose in DNA) to a nitrogenous base and a phosphate group.

3. Noun, singular or mass
The rails on either side are alternating molecules of the sugar called deoxyribose and a phosphate.

4. Adverb
DNA has deoxyribose as its sugar content.