noun. a glycoside formed by partial hydrolysis of a nucleic acid.
Example sentences of the word nucleoside
1. Noun, singular or mass
Isoprinosine is known as a "nucleoside" which is one of the most basic compounds that makes up cells in the body.
This, like so many biological processes, is provided by the phosphate bonds in the nucleoside triphosphates themselves.
When the adenine is joined with a sugar molecule, it becomes a nucleoside called adenosine.