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ribose

noun ri·bose \ˈrī-ˌbōs, -ˌbōz\

Definition of RIBOSE

:  a pentose C5H10O5 found especially in the dextrorotatory form as a component of many nucleosides (as adenosine and guanosine) especially in RNA
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Origin of RIBOSE

International Scientific Vocabulary, from ribonic acid an acid C5H10O6 obtained by oxidation of ribose
First Known Use: 1892
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ribose

noun ri·bose \ˈrī-ˌbōs, -ˌbōz\

Medical Definition of RIBOSE

:  a pentose C5H10O5 found especially in the levorotatory D-form as a constituent of a number of nucleosides (as adenosine, cytidine, and guanosine) especially in RNA

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