ribose

noun
ri·​bose | \ ˈrī-ˌbōs How to pronounce ribose (audio) , -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

First Known Use of ribose

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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 How to pronounce ribose (audio) \

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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