nucleoside

nucleoside

[noo-klee-uh-sahyd, nyoo-]
noun Biochemistry.
any of the class of compounds derived by the hydrolysis of nucleic acids or nucleotides, consisting typically of deoxyribose or ribose combined with adenine, guanine, cytosine, uracil, or thymine.

Origin:
1910–15; nucle(ic) + -ose2 + -ide

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nucleoside (ˈnjuːklɪəˌsaɪd)
 
n
biochem a compound containing a purine or pyrimidine base linked to a sugar (usually ribose or deoxyribose)
 
[C20: from nucleo- + -ose² + -ide]

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nucleoside nu·cle·o·side (nōō'klē-ə-sīd', nyōō'-)
n.
Any of various compounds consisting of a sugar, usually ribose or deoxyribose, and a purine or pyrimidine base, especially a compound obtained by hydrolysis of a nucleic acid, such as adenosine or guanine.

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nucleoside   (n'klē-ə-sīd')  Pronunciation Key 
Any of various compounds consisting of a sugar, usually ribose or deoxyribose, and a nitrogen base (a purine or pyrimidine). Nucleosides are constituents of the nucleotides of nucleic acids. Adenosine and thymidine are nucleosides.
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