Macromolecules, the major organic matter of the nuclei of biological cells, made up of nucleotide units, and hydrolysable into certain pyrimidine or purine bases (usually adenine, cytosine, guanine, thymine, uracil), d
-ribose or 2-deoxy-d
-ribose and phosphoric acid.
See: deoxyribonucleic acids, ribonucleic acids
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