deoxy sugar

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deoxy sugar

[dē¦äk·sē ′shu̇g·ər]
(biochemistry)
A substance which has the characteristics of a sugar, but which shows a deviation from the required hydrogen-to-oxygen ratio.
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A brown ring at the interface indicated the presence of a deoxysugar characteristic of cardenolides.
A brown ring of the interface indicates a deoxysugar characteristic of cardenolides.
The preliminary phytochemical investigation of aqueous extract of the green tea showed the presence of alkaloids, flavonoids, steroids, tannins, proteins, amino acids, carbohydrates, reducing sugar, and deoxysugars and indicated the absence of terpenoids, saponins, glycosides, and anthraquinones.