ribonic acid

noun

ri·​bon·​ic acid
(ˈ)rī¦bänik-
: an acid HOCH2(CHOH)3COOH obtained by oxidation of ribose

Word History

Etymology

partial translation of German ribonsäure, from ribon (alteration by transposition of letters of arabinose) + säure acid

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ribonic acid was in 1931

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“Ribonic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ribonic%20acid. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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