ribose


ribose
ribose [rī′bōs΄]
n.
[< Ger rib(onsäure), a tetra-hydroxy acid, arbitrarily altered < arabinose,ARABINOSE + säure, acid + -OSE1]
a pentose sugar, C5H10O5, that is a basic component of RNA, riboflavin, etc.

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