A sugar, C5H10O4, that is a constituent of DNA.(noun)
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Use "deoxyribose" in a sentence
"Although U-14C cytidine did not label the deoxyribose of E. coli DNA, I found the deoxycytidine of DNA of rat organs to be almost uniformly labeled."
"Components of the primary genetic material in our cells, called deoxyribose nucleic acid"
"Nucleotides consist of a sugar molecule, like ribose or deoxyribose, joined to a base at one end and a phosphate group at the other."