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What is the difference between thymidine monophosphate and thymidine?

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Thymidine monophosphate (AKA thymidilic acid) is a nucleoTide. Whereas Thymidine is a nucleoSide. A nucleotide is a pyrimidine nitrogenous base (nucleobase), a 5-carbon sugar ring (deoxyribose or ribose) AND one or more phosphate groups. A nucleoside consists simply of a pyrimidine nitrogenous base (nucleobase) and a 5-carbon sugar (deoxyribose or ribose).