Dictionary

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

Origin of RIBOSE

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

ribose

noun ri·bose \ˈrī-ˌbōs, -ˌbōz\   (Medical Dictionary)

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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: ribosoPrevious Word in the Dictionary: ribonucleotideAll Words Near: ribose
May 25, 2015
callithump Hear it
a noisy boisterous band or parade
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears