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 (such 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


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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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