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ribose

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noun ri·bose \ˈrī-ˌbōs, -ˌbōz\

Definition of ribose

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



Origin and Etymology of ribose

International Scientific Vocabulary, from ribonic acid an acid C5H10O6 obtained by oxidation of ribose


First Known Use: 1892


Medical Dictionary

ribose

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noun ri·bose \ˈrī-ˌbōs, -ˌbōz\

Medical Definition of ribose

  1. :  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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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of ribose Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about ribose


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