noun. a sugar that is a constituent of nucleic acids.
- deoxy- (English)
- de- (English)
- ribose (English)
Example sentences of the word deoxyribose
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.
DNA has deoxyribose as its sugar content.