ribonucleotide

noun

ri·​bo·​nu·​cle·​o·​tide ˌrī-bō-ˈnü-klē-ə-ˌtīd How to pronounce ribonucleotide (audio)
-ˈnyü-
: a nucleotide that contains ribose and occurs especially as a constituent of RNA

Examples of ribonucleotide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In particular, exosomes transfer microRNAs (miRNAs)—small ribonucleotide polymers of about 22 bases. Philip W. Askenase, Scientific American, 17 June 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ribonucleotide was in 1929

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“Ribonucleotide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ribonucleotide. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

ribonucleotide

noun
ri·​bo·​nu·​cle·​o·​tide -ˌtīd How to pronounce ribonucleotide (audio)
: a nucleotide that contains ribose and occurs especially as a constituent of RNA
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