- any of certain carbohydrates derived from ribose by the replacement of a hydroxyl group with a hydrogen atom.
- the sugar, HOCH2(CHOH)2CH2CHO, obtained from DNA by hydrolysis.
- a pentose sugar obtained by the hydrolysis of DNA. Formula: C 5 H 10 O 4
- A sugar that is a constituent of DNA.
- The sugar found in the side chains of DNA, differing from ribose in having a hydrogen atom instead of an OH group on one of its carbon atoms. Chemical formula: C5H10O4.