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What's the difference between deoxyribonucleotide and deoxyribonucleoside?

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    I've learnt that:

    nucleoside = base + sugar

    nucleotide = base + sugar + phosphate

    Also, deoxyribonucleoside triphosphate has obviously got a phosphate group (triphosphate), so why is it referred to as deoxyribonucleoSIDE?

    This may be a bit confusing, but a massive thanks in advance
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    Nucleosides appear a bit more in biological chemistry. Adenosine (Adenine without the phosphate part) can be oxidised and then phosphorylated 3 times to give ATP.
    Nucleotides are restricted to purines/pyrimidines to form DNA/mRNA/tRNA/rRNA in genetics

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