deoxyribose deoxyribose

Definition(s):

  • (n) a sugar that is a constituent of nucleic acids

Usage(s):

  • In the Watson-Crick model of DNA, the two spirals are made of five-carbon sugar molecules (deoxyribose), alternating with phosphate groups.
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