D-2-deoxyribose definition

D-2-deoxyribose





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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  deoxyribose \deoxyribose\ n.
     a pentose ({C5H10O4}) in which one of the hydroxyl groups of
     ribose has been replaced by a hydrogen. In deoxyribonucleic
     acids, the deoxyribose is {D-2-deoxyribose}, in which the
     hydroxyl at the 2 position of ribose is the one which is
     replaced by hydrogen.


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